Minnesota Statutes Domestic Relations (Ch. 517-519A) § 517.05. Credentials of minister

Ministers of any religious denomination, before they are authorized to solemnize a civil marriage, shall file a copy of their credentials of license or ordination or, if their religious denomination does not issue credentials, authority from the minister's spiritual assembly, with the local registrar of a county in this state, who shall record the same and give a certificate of filing thereof.  The place where the credentials are recorded shall be endorsed upon and recorded with each certificate of civil marriage granted by a minister.


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