Planning to get married in South Dakota? Here's everything you need to know before applying for your marriage license.
Driver's licenses or a certified copy of your birth certificate is acceptable.
You do not have to be a resident of South Dakota.
A certified copy of the divorce decree is required. A plain copy of the death certificate is all that is required if your spouse is deceased.
No covenant marriage laws.
No waiting period.
Approximately $45.00, although some counties may require cash or travelers' checks only.
No tests required.
Proxy marriage is not permitted.
South Dakota does not recognize common-law marriage.
If you are at least 16 years of age, but not yet 18 years old, you will have to provide written notarized consent from your parents or guardian. You will also have to show proof of age. Those under 16 years of age may not get married in South Dakota.
Any ordained or licensed clergymen, justices of the supreme court, judges of the circuit court, magistrates, and justices of the peace.
Your marriage license is valid for 20 days.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage
State Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: (605) 773-4961