Marriage Certificates

Vital Statistics - Marriage Certificates

Marriage certificates are on file only if the applicants purchased their marriage license in Renville County. If the application was made in another county, contact that county to obtain a certified marriage certificate.

Fees: The fee is $9 for the first certified copy and $2 for each additional certified copy of the same record if ordered at the same time. You may pay by cash, personal check, money order or credit card when purchaing in person. You may pay by personal check, money order or credit card (call office for credit card payment)  when ordering through the mail. Please make checks payable to the Renville County Recorder.

Apply by Mail:
When requesting a marriage certificate, include:

  • Full names of the applicants
  • Date of marriage
  • Your daytime phone number
  • Payment by Check or Credit Card
  • Your return address

Send mail requests to:
Renville County Recorder
500 E DePue Ave Suite 203
Olivia, MN 56277 

Apply in Person:
If applying for a Marriage certificate in person the requester will need to have the following information:

  • Full names of the applicants
  • Date of marriage

Request in person at:
Renville County Courthouse
County Recorder’s Office – Suite 203 2nd Floor
Olivia, Minnesota 

*The educator's statement from the person who provided the premarital education under paragraph (b) must be in the following form: “I, (Name of educator), confirm that (Names of both parties) received at least 12 hours of premarital education that included the use of a premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills. I am a licensed or ordained minister, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under Minnesota statutes, section 517.18, or a person licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under Minnesota statutes, section 14813.33.”

The names of the parties in the educator’s statement must be identical to the legal names of the parties as they appear in the marriage license application.