Marriage Ceremonies

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.

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:
  • Judge Aaron Vibeto, 839-8749 (Minot)
  • Judge Ann Olson, 679-2665 (Max)
  • County Clerk Lorraine Myers, 537-5729 (Towner)


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.