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Minister
Registration of Ordination Certificate
Contact
Auditor-Treasurer
Minister Registration

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

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

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Statute 517.05 requires that persons who are ordained to perform marriage ceremonies, both Minnesota residents and non-residents, must be 21 years of age (MS517.04) and register their certificate of ordination or license of ministry before performing a marriage ceremony in Minnesota. Once the certificate is registered, marriages may be performed anywhere in the state. There is no expiration date on this registration.

How to obtain
A certificate of ordination or license of ministry may be registered in person at the Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer's Office, or send the certificate by mail or fax, along with the completed certificate of filing form.

Required forms
•The certificate of ordination or license of ministry
•The completed certificate of filing form