Apply For A St. Cloud Marriage License
How does a person apply for a marriage license in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
Marriage license applications in Stearns County can be submitted in person at the License Center or online. The Stearns County License Center is located at the County Campus at Courthouse Square in downtown St. Cloud. The official Stearns County website provides information about the marriage license application process and requirements at St. Cloud Marriage License. The site also has a link to the online marriage license application form.
Does a couple need to appear together in person at the Stearns County License Center to apply for a marriage license?
At least one of the parties applying for a marriage license needs to appear in person at the Stearns County License Center. It is better if both parties appear together in person, but if one party cannot go in person to the office, the couple can submit a supplement to the marriage license application form. This form is available online at St. Cloud Marriage License.
What are the requirements to apply for a marriage license in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
Both parties need to be at least 18 years old in order to apply for a marriage license in Stearns County without proof of parental consent. If a person is under 18, he or she will need proof of parental consent and possibly court approval to apply for a marriage license. There are no residency requirements. The Stearns County License Center can provide more information about marriage license requirements.
When does the marriage license expire in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
The marriage license expires after a period of six months. There is a waiting period of five days before the marriage license becomes valid after a marriage license application is submitted. After the waiting period, the marriage license will be valid anywhere in Minnesota until it expires.
Does a person need to have a blood test to apply for a marriage license in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
No. No blood test is required for a person to apply for a marriage license in St. Cloud.
What does the marriage license cost in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
The marriage license costs $115.00 unless the couple has completed 12 hours of premarital counseling. If the couple has completed the 12 hours of premarital counseling, they will qualify for the reduced marriage license fee of $40.00. The Stearns County License Center can provide information about how to qualify for the reduced marriage license fee.
Who can solemnize a marriage in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
Any authorized person such as a judge or an ordained member of religious clergy such as a priest, a minister, or a rabbi can solemnize a marriage in St. Cloud. The Stearns County License Center can answer questions about who is authorized to solemnize marriages in St. Cloud.
How does a person get a marriage certificate in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
After the marriage ceremony, a person may request certified copies of the marriage certificate at the Stearns County License Center or online. There is a fee of $9.00 per copy.
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