The official performing the marriage ceremony completes the marriage certificate and files it with our Northern Service Center within five days of the ceremony.
A certified copy of the marriage certificate will be mailed to the newly married couple.
Dakota County only has marriage records for those who applied for their license in our county. To purchase additional copies in person, visit any of the three locations below during business hours. Bring the necessary fees and a completed
Marriage Certificate Application. Debit and credit cards are not accepted.
Reserve your appointment
Drop box available
Paper work can be submitted via drop boxes at each location.
Service and license centers are open for walk-ins starting July 13. However, making an appointment is encouraged.
Precautions for staff and visitors
- Dakota County requires both staff AND visitors to wear a mask at the Dakota County facilities. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one.
- Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
- If you have had a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, or a new or increased cough in the last seven days OR if you have had close contact with someone who was diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days, do not visit a county facility for an appointment. If you display these symptoms during your appointment, you will be required to leave the facility.
Each certified copy: $9
Make checks payable to: Dakota County
Purchasing additional copies by mail or drop box
Mail or drop off the
Marriage Certificate Application and fees to one of the locations listed above.