A marriage license must be applied for in person by both applicants at the Rice County Recorder's Office - located in the Rice County Government Services Building. Applicants do not have to be Rice County residents.
Full Names - before and after marriage
Addresses - before and after marriage
Counties where each person lives
Date of Birth
If previously married, we need the date the last marriage was terminated, county, and state. If by divorce, we also need the type of court.
Place of Birth
Social Security Numbers
$115 without the educator's statement
$40 with the original educator's statement (PDF). The original educator's statement must be signed, dated and notarized from the person who provided the premarital education. This statement must also appear on the educator's letterhead (Minnesota Statute 517.08)
Fee must be paid by cash or check at the time you apply for the license.