Marriage License

If you are coming in to our office for a marriage license be to our office no later than 4:00.


Marriage Licenses:

Requirements when applying for a marriage license 

  •     Both parties need to be present
  •     Valid Identification
  •     $65 cash only
  •     Certified Copy of Divorce Decree from most recent marriage.  

          (You can obtain a certified copy of your divorce decree from

          the Clerk of Court in the county that your divorce took place. 

          The decree will be kept by our office with your application.

  •     If you are getting married by the Recorder you will also need

          the payment for your ceremony. $30 cash for ceremony at

          the courthouse.  Call for price of out of courthouse



Age Requirements: applicant must be 18 years of age or older. If a person is 16 or 17 years of age, a marriage license may be issued ONLY with consent of the parents or guardian. A marriage license may not be issued to any person under the age of 16, notwithstanding the consent of the parents or guardian of said person.


ND Century Code Chapter 14-03




Nancy will officiate marriages in the court house during work hours. You will need to bring 2 witnesses with to sign the license, the county does not provide witnesses. She also performs ceremonies at offsite locations.  In order for us to schedule a ceremony in the court house we must have full payment.  For fees and info please contact the office at 701-667-3305.  We do not perform ceremonies the same day we issue the license.  To obtain more information call 701-667-3305.


Certified Copies:

The fee for a Certified Copy of a Marriage License is: $5.00 for the first certified copy and $2 for each additional certified copy.