Marriage Information

To apply for a marriage license:

  • Please fill out the Marriage Application Worksheet.
  • The marriage license costs $115.00 unless you've had 12 hours of premarital education with a minister or a person licensed to practice marriage and family therapy;
  • If you have had 12 hours of premarital education the license fee is $40; please bring the completed and signed Educator's Statement when you come to our office to apply for your marriage license.
Big Stone County also issues certified copies of any marriage recorded in Big Stone County since 1881.

The Minnesota County Recorder’s Association has developed Minnesota Official Marriage System to search for marriages that have taken place in Minnesota. Marriage certificates still need to be obtained from the county where the license was purchased.