Scott County will close all county buildings effective close of business today, March 17, to protect the safety of Scott County employees and residents. This closure will remain in effect until at least Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Scott County staff will continue to provide all life-safety and emergency services and will perform all services that can be performed through email, online, telephone, or other electronic means.
County staff are developing alternative ways to provide services and will update the public as new information becomes available.
For an ordained person (both Minnesota residents and non-residents) to be authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Minnesota, the person must be at least 21 years old and must file their "credentials of license or ordination" with a Minnesota county. Once this is done, marriages may be performed anywhere in the State of Minnesota.
There are two ways you can file your Ministerial Credentials or Ordination Papers:
Option 1: File in person
Collect your original ministerial credentials or ordination papers, and apply at one of our Customer Service Centers: