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Minnesota Moves Toward Goal of eMarriage Process
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
Pope County Now Accepts eMarriage Applications


Couples applying for a marriage license in Pope County can save time and simplify the process by completing the application form online at https://moms.mn.gov/application.
After completing the online form, couples receive a confirmation email. The couple must appear in person at the Pope County Recorder’s Office to have their signatures witnessed, pay the license fee, and complete the marriage application process. Once the fee is paid, there is a 5 day waiting period before the license is valid. Paper applications will still be accepted. If either party is a minor, additional documents are required.
The Pope County Recorder’s Office is located in the Courthouse at 130 East Minnesota Ave, Suite# 206, Glenwood, MN.
For additional information, you may contact the Recorder’s Office at 320-634-7840, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Whether completing the form online or using the paper application, couples will need to supply the following information:
        Full legal names
        Address and state of residence
        Date of birth
        Termination date of any previous marriages
        Full name of both the parties after marriage
        Social security numbers
        Information about any felony convictions on or after August 1, 2000

Pope County participates in the Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) www.MOMS.mn.gov. MOMS was created in 2008 under the Minnesota Association of County Officials (MACO) umbrella to provide customer service in searching and requesting marriage records statewide. Since then, MOMS accelerated to phase two, extending their customer service to include a marriage application online. MOMS eMarriage process also includes the administration side of the application for county staff to auto populate the required documents from the application, creating efficiency and effectiveness of county staff, and uniformity between counties. Customer service is improved by allowing couples to apply online, anywhere, 24/7. While efforts to standardize the application process across the state began in 2008, if successful, Minnesota will be the first state to introduce this collaboration.
(320) 634-7700 - Pope County Courthouse - 130 E. Minnesota Avenue - Glenwood, MN 56334
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