County will take part in statewide marriage databaseThe county’s local registrar, Kevin Corbid, will sign onto a statewide database being created to keep track of marriages.
By: Yvonne Klinnert, South Washington County Bulletin
The county’s local registrar, Kevin Corbid, will sign onto a statewide database being created to keep track of marriages.
Right now, each county’s local registrar is responsible for maintaining the index for that county’s marriage licenses. However, there is a growing need for a statewide system to help residents obtain copies of their marriage records.
A Minnesota Official Marriage Database is being created, to be used by all counties. The cost for Washington County will be $2,000 in 2008 for the initial start-up. Maintenance fees for the next two years will be $1,000 a year, at which point the county could choose to discontinue its use.
In 2007, the state increased the county portion of each marriage license fee by $10, with the proceeds made available to create and maintain the statewide database.