April 13 Marriage License Info (Covid-19 update)
Updated: Apr 21
**Important marriage license info with Covid-19 update**
I've called around to several local County offices in North Dakota and Minnesota, and here's what I've found. Remember, you MUST have a valid marriage license in order for the marriage to be valid.
If you plan to marry in North Dakota, you MUST have a North Dakota license. A North Dakota marriage license allows a couple to get married anywhere within the state. If you are a resident of a state other than North Dakota, but plan to marry in North Dakota, you will need to obtain a marriage license in the county in which your ceremony will take place.
If you plan to marry in Minnesota, you MUST have a Minnesota marriage license.
GRAND FORKS County: Only issuing marriage licenses by appointment in emergency situations
CASS County: Issuing marriage licenses ONLY 24-48 hours before a wedding, and couples have to pass a series of questions about exposure to the virus before they will be allowed to retrieve the license
Ramsey County (ND): Only issuing marriage licenses by appointment in emergency situations
Walsh County: Only issuing marriage licenses by appointment in emergency situations
CLAY County: NOT issuing marriage licenses
POLK County: Issuing marriage licenses by mail ONLY For additional details, be sure to contact the County office to check for updates or changes in this information.