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.
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. However, making an appointment is encouraged.
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.