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Felony Waiting Period
There are no blood tests or other requirements to marry in Minnesota. However, there is a waiting period. The waiting period begins when both applicants sign the application and pay the license fee.
The waiting period is one business day if:
Both applicants do not have a felony conviction for a crime committed on or after August 1, 2000
Either applicant has a felony conviction for a crime committed on or after August 1, 2000 and the person(s) with the felony convictions is not requesting a name change.
The waiting period means that one business day must pass after you apply for the license.
The waiting period is thirty days if:
Either applicant has a felony conviction for a crime committed on or after August 1, 2000 and the person(s) with the felony convictions is requesting a name change.
If you have questions about the waiting period refer to page 2 of the paper form or contact the Vital Statistics Office.
Anoka County Government Center
2100 Third Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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