North Dakota Wedding Laws

How to Perform a Wedding in North Dakota

You must be an Ordained ministers of the priests, gospel, and clergy, authorized by a recognized denomination; or by any individual who is authorized by the rituals and practices of a religious persuasion.

 

How to Become an Ordained Minister in North Dakota

You may go to the county clerk’s office and register for a temporary license, but this is generally expensive and will not last long. The easiest way is to become ordained online through our organization.

 

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony in North Dakota

You may not perform any marriage until the both parties to the marriage produce a license that is issued not more than 60 days before the date of the marriage. We recommend that you follow the three-step guide to conducting a wedding ceremony. This will best prepare you for the wedding.

Marriage Paperwork Required in North Dakota

You are required to present your Ordination Credentials to the country clerk. All ministers must also present the signed marriage certificate to the county clerk.

 

North Dakota Marriage Laws

 
14-03-09. Who may solemnize marriages. Marriages may be solemnized by all judges of courts of record; municipal judges; recorders, unless the board of county commissioners designates a different official; ordained ministers of the gospel; priests; clergy licensed by recognized denominations pursuant to chapter 10-33; and by any person authorized by the rituals and practices of any religious persuasion.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by Constitutional Amendment and State Law.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in North Dakota you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

Read the full Law on the official site »

North Dakota Wedding Laws by County

Adams County

P.O. Box 469
Hettinger, North Dakota
58639,
 
Phone: (701) 567-2460
Fax: (701) 567-2910
E-mail: gdangeru@state.nd.us
Adams County website »

Barnes County

230 4th St. NW
P.O. Box 774
Valley City, North Dakota
58072,
Phone: (701) 845-8506
Fmx: (701) 845-1341
Barnes County website »

Benson County

P.O. Box 193
Minnewaukan, North Dakota
58351,
Phone: (701) 473-5332
Fmx: (701) 473-5571
Benson County website »

Billings County

P.O. Box 138
Medora, North Dakota
58645,

Phone: (701) 623-4492
Fmx: (701) 623-4896
E-mail: dadams@state.nd.us
Billings County website »

Bottineau County

314 W. 5th St.
Bottineau, North Dakota
58318,
Phone: (701) 228-2786
Fmx: (701) 228-2336
Bottineau County website »

Bowman County

104 1st St.
Suite 3
Bowman, North Dakota
58623,
Phone: (701) 523-3450
Fax: (701) 523-5443
E-mail: AAnderson@ndcourts.gov
Bowman County website »

Burke County

P.O. Box 219
Bowbells, North Dakota
58721,
Phone: (701) 377-2718
Fmx: (701) 377-2020
E-mail: blwagner@nd.gov
Burke County website »

Burleigh County

221 N. 5th St.
P.O. Box 5518
Bismarck, North Dakota
58502,
 
Phone: (701) 222-6749
Fmx: (701) 222-6689
Burleigh County website »

Cass County

11 S. 9th St.
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, North Dakota
58108,
 
Phone: (701) 241-5620
Fmx: (701) 451-6939
Cass County website »

Cavalier County

901 3rd St.
Langdon, North Dakota
58249,
Phone: (701) 256-2136
Fax: (701) 256-2124
Cavalier County website »

Dickey County

P.O. Box 148
Ellendale, North Dakota
58436,
 
Phone: (701) 349-3029
Fmx: (701) 349-3560
Dickey County website »

Divide County

P.O. Box 68
Crosby, North Dakota
58730,
 
Phone: (701) 965-6661
Fmx: (701) 965-6943
E-mail: 12Clerk@ndcourts.gov
Divide County website »

Dunn County

P.O. Box 106
Manning, North Dakota
58642,
 
Phone: (701) 573-4443
Fax: (701) 573-4444
E-mail: chlarsen@nd.gov
Dunn County website »

Eddy County

524 Central Ave.
New Rockford, North Dakota
58356,
 
Phone: (701) 947-2816
Fax: (701) 947-2067
E-mail: PHilbert@ndcourts.gov
Eddy County website »

Emmons County

P.O. Box 905
Linton, North Dakota
58552,
 
Phone: (701) 254-4812
Fax: (701) 254-4012
E-mail: aibach@state.nd.us
Emmons County website »

Foster County

P.O. Box 76
Carrington, North Dakota
58421,
 
Phone: (701) 652-1001
Fax: (701) 652-2173
Foster County website »

Golden Valley County

P.O. Box 130
Beach, North Dakota
58621,
Phone: (701) 872-3713
Fmx: (701) 872-4383
E-mail: sdavidso@state.nd.us
Golden Valley County website »

Grand Forks County

P.O. Box 5066
Grand Forks, North Dakota
58206,

Phone: (701) 780-8261
Fax: (701) 787-2716
Grand Forks County website »

Grant County

P.O. Box 258
Carson, North Dakota
58529,
 
Phone: (701) 622-3544
Fmx: (701) 622-3717
E-mail: jstern@state.nd.us
Grant County website »

Griggs County

P.O. Box 237
Cooperstown, North Dakota
58425,

Phone: (701) 797-2771
Fmx: (701) 797-3587
E-mail: Janice.Steffen@griggsnd.com
Griggs County website »

Hettinger County

336 Pacific Ave.
P.O. Box 157
Mott, North Dakota
58646,
Phone: (701) 824-2645
Fmx: (701) 824-2717
E-mail: sgion@state.nd.us
Hettinger County website »

Kidder County

P.O. Box 66
Steele, North Dakota
58482,
 
Phone: (701) 475-2663
Fax: (701) 475-2202
E-mail: 22Clerk@ndcourts.gov
Kidder County website »

LaMoure County

P.O. Box 128
LaMoure, North Dakota
58458,

Phone: (701) 883-5301
Fax: (701) 883-4240
LaMoure County website »

Logan County

P.O. Box 6
Napoleon, North Dakota
58561,
Phone: (701) 754-2751
Fmx: (701) 754-2270
E-mail: dschulz@state.nd.us
Logan County website »

McHenry County

407 Main St S
Room 206
Towner, North Dakota
58788,
Phone: (701) 537-5634
Fax: (701) 537-5969
McHenry County website »

McIntosh County

P.O. Box 179
Ashley, North Dakota
58413,
 
Phone: (701) 288-3589
Fax: (701) 288-3671
E-mail: 26Clerk@ndcourts.gov
McIntosh County website »

McKenzie County

P.O. Box 523
Watford City, North Dakota
58854,
Phone: (701) 444-3453
Fax: (701) 842-3916
McKenzie County website »

McLean County

P.O. Box 1108
Washburn, North Dakota
58577,
 
Phone: (701) 462-8541
Fmx: (701) 462-3633
McLean County website »

Mercer County

P.O. Box 39
Stanton, North Dakota
58571,

Phone: (701) 745-3272
Fmx: (701) 745-3710
Mercer County website »

Morton County

210 2nd Ave. NW
Mandan, North Dakota
58554,

Phone: (701) 667-3305
Fmx: (701) 667-3453
Morton County website »

Mountrail County

P.O. Box 69
Stanley, North Dakota
58784,

Phone: (701) 628-2945
Fax: (701) 628-2276
Mountrail County website »

Nelson County

210 B Ave W
Ste 203
Lakota, North Dakota
58344,
 
Phone: (701) 247-2433
Fmx: (701) 247-2412
E-mail: rstevens@state.nd.us
Nelson County website »

Oliver County

P.O. Box 125
Center, North Dakota
58530,
Phone: (701) 794-8777
Fax: (701) 794-3476
E-mail: kwilkens@state.nd.us
Oliver County website »

Pembina County

301 Dakota St. W
10
Cavalier, North Dakota
58220,

Phone: (701) 265-4373
Fax: (701) 265-4876
E-mail: KBraget@ndcourts.gov
Pembina County website »

Pierce County

240 2nd St. SE
Rugby, North Dakota
58368,

Phone: (701) 776-5206
Fax: (701) 776-5707
Pierce County website »

Ramsey County

524 4th Ave.
30
Devils Lake, North Dakota
58301,
Phone: (701) 662-7018
Fax: (701) 662-7093
Ramsey County website »

Ransom County

P.O. Box 666
Lisbon, North Dakota
58054,
Phone: (701) 683-5823
Fmx: (701) 683-5827
Ransom County website »

Renville County

P.O. Box 68
Mohall, North Dakota
58761,

Phone: (701) 756-6398
Fax: (701) 756-6398
E-mail: 38Clerk@ndcourts.gov
Renville County website »

Richland County

418 2nd Ave. N.
Wahpeton, North Dakota
58075,

Phone: (701) 642-7800
Fmx: (701) 642-7701
Richland County website »

Rolette County

P.O. Box 276
Rolla, North Dakota
58367,
Phone: (701) 477-3166
Fax: (701) 477-5770
Rolette County website »

Sargent County

355 Main Street South
Suite 2
Forman, North Dakota
58032,
 
Phone: (701) 724-6241
Fmx: (701) 724-6244
E-mail: joan.lee@co.sargent.nd.us
Sargent County website »

Sheridan County

P.O. Box 409
McClusky, North Dakota
58463,
 
Phone: (701) 363-2207
Fax: (701) 363-2953
E-mail: jodockte@state.nd.us
Sheridan County website »

Sioux County

P.O. Box L
Fort Yates, North Dakota
58538,

Phone: (701) 854-3853
Fax: (701) 854-3854
E-mail: swaliser@state.nd.us
Sioux County website »

Slope County

P.O. Box JJ
Amidon, North Dakota
58620,
 
Phone: (701) 879-6275
Fax: (701) 879-6278
E-mail: 44Clerk@ndcourts.gov
Slope County website »

Stark County

51 3rd St. E.
Dickinson, North Dakota
58601,

Phone: (701) 456-7645
Fmx: (701) 456-7628
Stark County website »

Steele County

P.O. Box 296
Finley, North Dakota
58230,
 
Phone: (701) 524-2152
Fax: (701) 524-1325
E-mail: ljacobsen@state.nd.us
Steele County website »

Stutsman County

511 2nd Ave. SE
Jamestown, North Dakota
58401,
Phone: (701) 252-9034
Fmx: (701) 251-1603
Stutsman County website »

Towner County

P.O. Box 517
Cando, North Dakota
58324,
 
Phone: (701) 968-4343
Fmx: (701) 968-4344
E-mail: jhoffert@state.nd.us
Towner County website »

Traill County

P.O. Box 399
Hillsboro, North Dakota
58045,

Phone: (701) 636-4457
Fax: (701) 636-4457
Traill County website »

Walsh County

600 Cooper Ave.
Grafton, North Dakota
58237,
Phone: (701) 352-2380
Fax: (701) 352-3340
Walsh County website »

Ward County

315 SE 3rd St.
P.O. Box 5005
Minot , North Dakota
58702,
 
Phone: (701) 857-6410
Fmx: (701) 857-6414
Ward County website »

Wells County

P.O. Box 125
Fessenden, North Dakota
58438,
 
Phone: (701) 547-3141
Fax: (701) 547-3719
Wells County website »

Williams County

205 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 2047
Williston, North Dakota
58802,
Phone: (701) 577-4540
Fmx: (701) 577-4535
Williams County website »