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  • Men and women 18 years of age and older may contract marriage in Michigan without parents' consent.

    • Parental or guardian consent is required for 16 - 17 year olds. One parent must be present to sign consent form with valid government issued ID.​

  • For purposes of marriage application, residency is determined by a current valid driver's license/state-issued I.D. reflecting your correct address:

    • If one or both persons is a Michigan resident - they apply in the county of residence of one of the applicants. This license is valid in any county 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.

  • 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:

      • Full names of each person

      • Birth dates and places (city & state)

      • Complete address (no P.O. boxes)

      • How many times previously married

      • Parents' full birth names

      • Parents' STATES of birth

      • Both applicants' social security number

  • Fee per couple: $20.00 for Michigan residents; $30.00 for Out-of-state residents payable to the County Clerk.

NOTE: The marriage must be solemnized within 30 days of the license becoming valid.

Kalamazoo/Portage - Kalamazoo County 

Ann Arbor - Washtenaw County

Detroit - Wayne County

Flint - Genesee County

Grand Rapids - Kent County

Lansing - Ingham County

Marriage License Information

County Clerk Websites

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