Weddings are set by appointment only. Marriage licenses must be used within 60 days from the date issued.
If you cannot keep you appointment, please call and cancel as early as possible.
Ward County Recorder Betty Braun may perform wedding ceremonies. The county charges a $30
fee when ceremonies are conducted during business hours; otherwise she sets the fee at
her discretion. For information, or to set an appointment, call 701-857-6410.
District Court Judges
District Court Judges may also perform wedding ceremonies. There is no charge for weddings performed during business hours; after-hours fees are set by the individual judge. Judges need at least one week advance notice of a desired wedding date. Weddings may be scheduled by calling the following numbers:
Judge McLees, 701-857-6633
Judge Mattson, 701-857-6635
Judge Lee, 701-857-6637
Judge Hagar, 701-857-6639
Judge Cresap, 701-857-6692
Municipal Judges & Clergy
Municipal Judges and private clergy are also available for marriage ceremonies in their own jurisdictions.
See your phone directory, or call: