Burke County Marriage Licenses

Search for Burke County ND marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Bowbells City Hall 100 Main Street Bowbells ND 58721 701-377-2622


Burke County Clerk PO Box 219 Bowbells ND 58721 701-377-2718

Flaxton City Hall 103 Southeast 1st Street Flaxton ND 58737 701-596-3511

Powers Lake City Hall 218 MAIN St Powers Lake ND 58773 701-464-5601

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: Recorder's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental consent

3. Cost/fees: $65

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or military identification

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: Yes

8. License Valid: 60 days

9. Waiting Period: No

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: No

12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with documentation

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Burke County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in North Dakota, both members of the couple must visit a Recorder's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. Residents must apply for a marriage license in the county in which they reside or plan to marry. Non-residents must apply in the county where they plan to marry. You will have to meet certain requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. Once you have received the marriage license, you must perform a marriage ceremony while the license is still valid. Your officiant will complete the marriage license and submit it to the proper government authority.

How do I get a marriage license in Burke County, North Dakota?

You will need to visit the Recorder's Office to apply for a marriage license. You must apply in the county where you reside or plan to marry. Both members of the couple must show proof of age, provide photo identification, and pay a fee.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in North Dakota?

It costs $65 to receive a marriage license in North Dakota. Some counties only accept cash payments.

How old do you have to be to get married in Burke County?

You must reach the minimum age of 16 to get married in North Dakota. Minors are only allowed to marry with the consent of their parents or legal guardian.