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Michigan Marriage License Laws: here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the Michigan marriage laws before filling out the Michigan marriage license form.In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document in Michigan that allows you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring a marriage license varies from state to state, so you should check with your county clerk's office to find out what your local rules are. County clerk offices are listed at the end of this page.You'll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one month before your wedding ceremony. You don't, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In Michigan, the license expires in 33 days.To obtain a marriage license in Kalamazoo County, apply at the County Clerk's Office, 201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue. MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.

Requirements:

  1. For purposes of marriage application, residency is determined by a current valid driver's license/state-issued I.D. reflecting your correct Kalamazoo county address:
  2. If one or both persons is a Michigan resident--they apply in the county where either applicant lives. This license is valid throughout the state. If both persons are out-of-state residents, they must apply in the county where they plan to be married. The license is valid in that county only.
  3. The following is required of BOTH PERSONS at the time of application:
  • Valid driver's license/state issued I.D. showing correct address
  • If under 21 years of age, CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATES are required.
  • Other required information includes:
  • Fee per couple: $20.00 for Michigan residents; $30.00 for Out-of-state residents

The marriage license becomes valid on the 3rd day following application. It may be picked up as follows:

Michigan County Clerk's Offices:

Alcona County Clerk

Harrisville, MI

989.724.6807

Alger County Clerk

Munising, MI

906.387.2076

Allegan County Clerk

Allegan, MI

616.673.0450

http://allegancounty.org/Government

/DC/Marriages.asp?pt=

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

http://www.berriencounty.org/?dept=6&pid=518

Branch County Clerk

Coldwater, MI

517.279.4306

co.branch.mi.us

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

http://www.clinton-county.org/

clerk/marriage.htm

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

http://co.hillsdale.mi.us/clerk/

hc-marraige-license.htm

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

http://ingham.org/CL/Vital_Records/

Marriage_License_Info.htm

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

201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI

269.383.8840

http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/marriage_licenses.htm

Kalkaska County Clerk

Kalkaska, MI

231.258.3300

Kent County Clerk

Grand Rapids, MI

616.336.3550

http://www.accesskent.com/YourGovernment/

CountyClerk/clerks_marriage.htm

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

http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/

60thdistrict/marriage.htm

Newaygo County Clerk

White Cloud, MI

231.689.7235

Oakland County Clerk

Pontiac, MI

248.858.0572

http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/

form_application/marriage_license_form.html

Oceana County Clerk

Hart, MI

231.873.4328

http://www.co.oceana.mi.us/

clerk/marriagecertificatesoceanacounty.php

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

http://www.co.ottawa.mi.us/

CoGov/Clerk/marriage.htm

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

http://www.saginawcounty.com/

clerk/records/marriage_license.html

St. Clair County Clerk

Port Huron, MI

810.985.2200

http://www.stclaircounty.org/

ANDI/Default.aspx?Message=52883&t=-1

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

517.672.3780

Van Buren County Clerk

Paw Paw, MI

269.657.8218

Washtenaw County Clerk

Ann Arbor, MI

734.994.2501

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/government/

clerk_register/cr_vitals_marriage_info.html?qlink

Wayne County Clerk

Detroit, MI

313.224.6262

Wexford County Clerk

Cadillac, MI

231.779.9450

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