Marriage license can be obtained from the Register of Deeds office in any County Court House in South Dakota. Rapid City’s Register of Deeds address is 315 St. Joseph Street, Suite 104, Rapid City, SD 57701 – phone number is 605-394-2170

Waiting Period

None -- License can be used the same day, must be used within 90 days.


$40 CASH ONLY or Credit Card with $2.50 fee

Photo ID Required

Must be government issued (such as drivers license) including birthdates. Bride & Groom must both be present.

Minimum Age

16 (with parental consent & birth certificate), 18 (no consent needed)

You Will Receive Two Froms

The marriage license must be signed by the pastor, wedding couple and two witnesses. It is the Pastor's responsibility to take this copy to the Register of Deeds and have it filed. If you need or desire a certified copy you must go to the Register of Deeds to obtain a copy. It will cost $10.00 cash. You must have photo ID to receive a copy.