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Minister Registration
Historic Courthouse
326 Laurel St., Suite 22
Brainerd, MN  56401

Phone: (218) 824-1045
Fax: (218) 824-1046

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Requirements for registration
  • An original ordination certificate, ministerial credentials; or a letter on church letterhead authorizing the minister to solemnize marriages, signed by three other church officials; or if the church has no letterhead, provide a letter, with the three signatures notarized, in person, by mail, or by fax.
  • The credentials are then registered within this county, and the minister is authorized to solemnize marriages anywhere within the state of Minnesota.
  • A certificate of filing the credentials is available upon request.
  • There is no charge to file ministerial credentials.