Marriage License Information
Please call or email our office for further information on the issuance of marriage licenses in Pope County
The Pope County Recorder has marriage records from 1866 to present. Marriage records are filed in the County where the original license was obtained. Marriage records are open to the public for searching.
Applicants are asked to arrive prior to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
Marriage applicants must complete and submit their application online at https://moms.mn.gov/application. If you do not have access to a computer, you may use the public computer at the Pope County Recorder’s Office. Staff will be available to assist you if needed.
Both parties must apply and sign for the license. Identification is required.
To complete the application process, applicants will need to supply the following information:
Upon receipt of your marriage license, please be sure to read it carefully to check for any spelling error of names, addresses, etc. Changes requested after the marriage might require a court order to change.
Cash, check or credit card accepted. Application fees are non-refundable
Regular fee $115.00
Reduced fee $ 40.00
In order to qualify for the reduced fee, the parties must submit a signed and dated Educator’s Statement from the person who provided the premarital education confirming that a minimum of 12 hours were completed. The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister or the minister’s designee, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under MN Statute 517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under MN Statute 148B.33. The education must include the use of premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills.
COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
To obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate, please complete the Marriage Record Request form listed below and enclose appropriate fees.
SEARCH MARRIAGE RECORDS STATEWIDE
Minnesota Local Vital Statistic Registrars collaborated without state or federal resources to design a statewide marriage index system that received a commitment from all 87 counties to enter all marriage data. From the MOMS Minnesota Official Marriage System website you can search, and order marriage records statewide. MOMS includes information from each county to inform users what years of records are available as some counties are still working to add historical data.
Pope County Recorder
130 East Minnesota Ave, Suite 206
Glenwood, MN 56334
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Pope County Recorder’s Office or you may search https://moms.mn.gov/ which is a website for the statewide marriage index.