Steele County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Steele County Clerk Offices
Steele County Clerk111 East Main StreetOwatonnaMN55060507-444-7700
Blooming Prairie City Clerk138 Highway Avenue SouthBlooming PrairieMN55917507-583-7573
Ellendale City Clerk507 2nd AvenueEllendaleMN56026507-684-2681
Steele County Town & City Halls
Geneva City Hall403 4th StreetEllendaleMN56026507-256-4192
Medford City Hall408 2nd Avenue SoutheastMedfordMN55049507-455-2866
Owatonna City Hall540 West Hills CircleOwatonnaMN55060507-774-7342
Steele County Marriage License Office
Steele County Marriage License630 Florence AvenueOwatonnaMN55060507-444-7700
Steele County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Steel County Recorder's Office Website
Steele County Marriage Certificates & Records
Steele County Recorder's Office Land Records
Steele County Recorder's Office Marriage Applications
Statistics
Married Couples 7,997 (55.3%)
Unmarried Couples 872 (2.4%)
Never Married Men 4,279 (29.7%)
Never Married Women 3,253 (22.5%)
Separated Men 110 (0.8%)
Separated Women 160 (1.1%)
Widowed Men 453 (3.1%)
Widowed Women 1,421 (9.8%)
Divorced Men 1,354 (9.4%)
Divorced Women 1,514 (10.5%)

Where to Look For Marriage Records in Steele County Minnesota

Marriage Records in Steele County Minnesota

The best place to start looking up marriage records in Steele County is the Minnesota Vital Statistics Office (NVSO). They maintain these records for all 50 states, plus one or more foreign countries that are part of the U.S. These records are available online on an annual basis. However, you need to apply for a copy in person. You will have to fill out an application and submit it along with proof of residency in the state in order to receive a copy of your own record.

Marriage records are considered public record, so anyone can get information on them. In other words, the copies of this record are available for viewing by anyone who has a valid reason to do so. It’s basically free for anyone who wants to view it to retrieve information that they may need on either side of your wedding. Marriage records can tell you information such as the name of the bride and groom, their parents and witnesses. It could also show that there have been no children on either side, and the relationship was not final.

If you’re looking for a marriage record from somewhere else in the state, you may be able to get it for free. You will need to go to the clerk’s office or county building in the town or city that the marriage occurred in. This may have to do with a public records request. Usually you can get a copy of this record for a small fee.

It may be wise to hire a professional to do this search for you. You want to make sure that you get the most accurate information that is available because it will be used for something. If there are any discrepancies, you will need to dispute it immediately. Because it is so sensitive information, you will probably benefit from having someone who is familiar with the laws that are involved with it look it over.

It may be worth your while to pay for a computerized database that you can search from your home. These services pull all the information you will ever need from the different courts and record sources. They have the most current information and may offer you the best chances of getting what you are looking for. There may be some information you will not find in these databases, but it may be well worth your money.

Searching for marriage records in Steele County is not hard to do. With a little help from the internet, you can get the information you need very quickly. Marriage records are considered public information, so you should expect to get a copy of the certificate. You may be required to provide proof of your identity as well as your marriage license if you are marrying outside of Minnesota. Marriage records are a part of public record and should be used as such.