Marriage License

A marriage license is obtainable from the County Clerk’s Office where one or both parties reside.  If both parties are non-residents of Michigan, they must apply in the county in which the marriage is to be performed.  One of the parties must apply in person.
Eighteen is the legal age for marrying without parental consent or 16 with parental consent.  Parents, or the custodial parent decreed by divorce, must accompany 16 or 17 year old applicants when applying for the marriage license.

These applicants must also provide a certified copy of their birth certificate; parental identification is also required.

The marriage license fee is normally $20 if one or both parties are Michigan residents or $30 if both parties are out-of-state residents.
A three-day waiting period is required after applying before the license may be issued and used.  A marriage license is void unless the marriage is solemnized within 33 days from the date of the application.  This license may be used only in Michigan.

Local County Clerks Offices

Genesee County Clerk
900 S. Saginaw St
Flint, MI  48502
(810) 257-3225
Hours:   M-F   8 am to 5 pm

Lapeer County Clerk
255 Clay St
Lapeer, MI  48446
(810) 667-0356
Hours:   M-F   8 am to 5 pm

Oakland County Clerk
Vital Statistics
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Pontiac, MI  48341
(248) 858-0572
Hours:   M-F   8 am to 4:30 pm