Minister Credentials

Persons Authorized to Perform Marriages 


Marriages may be solemnized throughout the state by an individual who has attained the age of 21 years and is a judge of a court of record, a retired judge of a court of record, a court administrator, a retired court administrator with the approval of the chief judge of the judicial district, a former court commissioner who is employed by the court system or is acting pursuant to an order of the chief judge of the commissioner's judicial district, the residential school administrators of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, a licensed or ordained minister of any religious denomination, or by any mode recognized in section 517.18 of Minnesota Statute.

Ministers of any religious denomination may file a copy of their credentials of license or ordination with our office by mail or in person. The recorded document will be returned to the mailing address furnished. Also, please include a phone number with area code.

Registering by Mail


If registering by mail, send a photocopy of credentials, license or ordination to:
Itasca County Recorder
123 NE 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

You must include a photocopy of your State issued driver's license or identification card when applying by mail.

Registering in Person


If registering in person, bring the original or photocopy of credentials, or license or ordination to:
Itasca County Recorder's Office
123 NE 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

You will also need to provide your driver's license or identification card. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information or questions call 218-327-2856.