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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. Men and women 18 years of age and older may contract marriage in Michigan without parents' consent.
  2. 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:
  3. 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.
  4. 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
/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
 
Calhoun County Clerk
315 W. Green St.
Marshall, MI 49068
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
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
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
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
 
Kalkaska County Clerk
Kalkaska, MI
231.258.3300
 
Kent County Clerk
Grand Rapids, MI
616.336.3550
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
60thdistrict/marriage.htm
 
Newaygo County Clerk
White Cloud, MI
231.689.7235
 
Oakland County Clerk
Pontiac, MI
248.858.0572
form_application/marriage_license_form.html
 
Oceana County Clerk
Hart, MI
231.873.4328
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
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
clerk/records/marriage_license.html
 
St. Clair County Clerk
Port Huron, MI
810.985.2200
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
clerk_register/cr_vitals_marriage_info.html?qlink
 
Wayne County Clerk
Detroit, MI
313.224.6262
 
Wexford County Clerk
Cadillac, MI
231.779.9450