Getting Married in Michigan

Where to Apply:

If you or your fiancé live in Michigan and are getting married in Michigan, you must apply for your marriage license in the Michigan county where you or your fiancé live.


If you live in Michigan and are getting married in a different state, you must contact the state where the marriage will occur.


If you and your fiancé live outside of Michigan, but are getting married in Michigan, you must apply for your marriage license in the county where the marriage will take place.


Age Requirements:

The age for getting married is 18 without parental consent and 16 with parental consent. Parents must appear with their identification with 16 or 17 year old applicants. Custodial Parents must appear and bring proof of custody.


Documentation Requirements:

Both parties must present the following documents:
1. Valid Driver’s License or State ID showing current address
2. Certified Birth Certificate
3. Social Security Card


Waiting Period:

Once you have met all the requirements, the marriage license becomes valid on the third day following application. The marriage must then be performed within 30 days.


Fees:

You will want to check with the County in which you are applying to verify their fees, however, the average cost is $20 for residents and $30 for out-of-state residents.


Michigan County Clerk’s Offices

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Alcona County Clerk
Harrisville, MI
989-724-6807
Alger County Clerk
Munising, MI
906-387-2076
Allegan County Clerk
Allegan, MI
616-673-0450
Alpena County Clerk
Alpena, MI
517-356-0115
Antrim County Clerk
Bellaire, MI
231-533-6353
Arenac County Clerk
Standish, MI
989-846-4626
Baraga County Clerk
L’Anse, MI
906-524-6183
Barry County Clerk
Hastings, MI
616-945-1285
Bay County Clerk
Bay City, MI
989-895-4280
Benzie County Clerk
Beulah, MI
231-882-9671
Berrien County Clerk
St. Joseph, MI
616-983-7111
Branch County Clerk
Coldwater, MI
517-279-4306
Calhoun County Clerk
Marshall, MI
616-781-0730
Cass County Clerk
Cassopolis, MI
616-445-8621
Charlevoix County Clerk
Charlevoix, MI
231-547-7200
Cheboygan County Clerk
Cheboygan, MI
231-627-8808
Chippewa County Clerk
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
906-635-6300
Clare County Clerk
Harrison, MI
989-539-7131
Clinton County Clerk
St. Johns, MI
989-224-5140
Crawford County Clerk
Grayling, MI
989-344-3200
Delta County Clerk
Escanaba, MI
906-789-5105
Dickinson County Clerk
Iron Mountain, MI
906-774-0988
Eaton County Clerk
Charlotte, MI
517-543-7500
Emmet County Clerk
Petoskey, MI
231-348-1744
Genesee County Clerk
Flint, MI
810-257-3282
Gladwin County Clerk
Gladwin, MI
517-426-7351
Gogebic County Clerk
Bessemer, MI
906-663-4518
Grand Traverse County Clerk
Traverse City, MI
231-922-4760
Gratiot County Clerk
Ithaca, MI
517-875-5215
Hillsdale County Clerk
Hillsdale, MI
517-437-3391
Houghton County Clerk
Houghton, MI
906-482-1150
Huron County Clerk
Bad Axe, MI
989-269-9942
Ingham County Clerk
Mason, MI
517-676-7201
Ionia County Clerk
Ionia, MI
616-527-5322
Iosco County Clerk
Tawas City, MI
989-362-3497
Isabella County Clerk
Mt. Pleasant, MI
517-772-0911
Jackson County Clerk
Jackson, MI
517-788-4265
Kalamazoo County Clerk
Kalamazoo, MI
616-383-8840
Kalkaska County Clerk
Kalkaska, MI
231-258-3300
Kent County Clerk
Grand Rapids, MI
616-336-3550
Keweenaw County Clerk
Eagle River, MI
906-337-2229
Lake County Clerk
Baldwin, MI
231-745-4641
Lapeer County Clerk
Lapeer, MI
810-667-0356
Leelanau County Clerk
Leland, MI
231-256-9824
Lenawee County Clerk
Adrian, MI
517-264-4606
Livingston County Clerk
Howell, MI
517-546-0500
Luce County Clerk
Newberry, MI
906-293-5521
Mackinac County Clerk
St. Ignace, MI
906-643-7300
Macomb County Clerk
Mt. Clemens, MI
586-469-5120
Manistee County Clerk
Manistee, MI
231-723-3331
Marquette County Clerk
Marquette, MI
906-225-8330
Mason County Clerk
Ludington, MI
231-843-8202
Mecosta County Clerk
Big Rapids, MI
231-592-0783
Menominee County Clerk
Menominee, MI
906-863-9968
Midland County Clerk
Midland, MI
517-832-6739
Missaukee County Clerk
Lake City, MI
231-839-4967
Monroe County Clerk
Monroe, MI
734-240-7020
Montcalm County Clerk
Stanton, MI
989-831-7339
Montmorency County Clerk
Atlanta, MI
517-785-8022
Muskegon County Clerk
Muskegon, MI
231-724-6221
Newaygo County Clerk
White Cloud, MI
231-689-7235
Oakland County Clerk
Pontiac, MI
248-858-0572
Oceana County Clerk
Hart, MI
231-873-4328
Ogemaw County Clerk
West Branch, MI
517-345-0215
Ontonagon County Clerk
Ontonagon, MI
906-884-4255
Osceola County Clerk
Reed City, MI
231-832-6104
Oscoda County Clerk
Mio, MI
989-826-1110
Otsego County Clerk
Gaylord, MI
517-732-6484
Ottawa County Clerk
Grand Haven, MI
616-846-8310
Presque Isle County Clerk
Rogers City, MI
800-334-5698
Roscommon County Clerk
Roscommon, MI
989-275-5923
Saginaw County Clerk
Saginaw, MI
989-790-5251
St. Clair County Clerk
Port Huron, MI
810-985-2200
St. Joseph County Clerk
Centreville, MI
616-467-5602
Sanilac County Clerk
Sandusky, MI
810-648-3212
Schoolcraft County Clerk
Manistique, MI
906-341-3618
Shiawassee County Clerk
Corunna, MI
517-743-2242
Tuscola County Clerk
Caro, MI
517-672-3781
Van Buren County Clerk
Paw Paw, MI
616-657-8218
Washtenaw County Clerk
Ann Arbor, MI
734-994-2501
Wayne County Clerk
Detroit, MI
313-224-6262
Wexford County Clerk
Cadillac, MI
231-779-9450