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.


 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 Ashley Beall, 857-4759 (Minot)
  • Judge Don Krebsbach, 701-833-8608 (Max)
  • Clerk of District Court Tina Berndt, 537-5729 (Towner)

 Ward County Recorder 

Kristin Kowalczyk may perform wedding ceremonies. The county charges a $30 cash
fee when ceremonies are conducted during business hours; otherwise she sets the fee at
her discretion. For information, or to set an appointment, call 701-857-6413.