Marriage officiant

Do you need a marriage officiant? The county administrative board appoints civil marriage officiants and has a list of people who are marriage officiants in the county's municipalities.

The county administrative board appoints the number of marriage officiants needed in the county's municipalities. We usually appoint a marriage officiant when we receive a proposal from the municipality.

Do you need a marriage officiant?

The county administrative board has a list of people who are appointed marriage officiants in each county. You contract the marriage officiant to reserve a date for a wedding ceremony. In some municipalities you can also book a date with the municipality.

Becoming a marriage officiant

The county administrative board verifies whether you have the knowledge and qualifications required to become a marriage officiant. The authorisation to act as a marriage officiant is valid throughout Sweden.

Further information about being a marriage officiant

A marriage officiant needs to have knowledge of applicable legislation regarding, for example:

  • how to conduct a wedding ceremony,
  • any impediment to marriage,
  • the documents to be drawn up and submitted after the wedding ceremony.

Payment for marriage officiants

The office of civil marriage officiant is an honorary one. As a marriage officiant you are not entitled to charge a fee from the bridal couple. The county administrative board will pay you SEK 110 for one wedding and then a further SEK 30 per wedding for several weddings on the same day.

Travel expenses for marriage officiants

The county administrative board does not pay any travel expenses. However, as a marriage officiant you may request payment from the bridal couple if the wedding ceremony is held at a different location from that offered by the municipality. You may not charge any payment from the couple which is greater than the actual travel costs.

The Marriage Code (1987:230) on the Swedish Parliament websiteexternal link

Contact

County Administrative Board of Södermanland County

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