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County offices closed June 19th

Macomb County offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. Online services are available 24/7.

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Marriage licenses

Information about how to apply for a marriage license or how to obtain a certified copy of a Macomb County marriage record

Important! Make sure to make an appointment (After you submit your "Online application") to come in to the Clerk's Office for notarization of the affidavit, fee payment, and receipt of the license.  Payment is done in the office upon receipt of the application. (You do not pay online.)

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Apply 30 days or less before your wedding date!

(Please note: your application will be available for two weeks after submission)

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At least one applicant needs to be a Macomb County resident with proof of residency (current driver's license or State ID).

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Complete the online application:

Launch online application

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After submitting your application online, you can make an appointment to come in to the Clerk's Office for notarization of the affidavit, fee payment, and receipt of the license.  Payment is done in the office upon receipt of the application. (You do not pay online.)

(Please note: your application will be available for two weeks after submission)

  • Make an appointment to visit the Macomb County Clerk's Office Vital Records Department at 120 N Main in Mount Clemens.

Appointments are also now available.  Save time by using the "Apply Online" information above.

  • Make an appointment to visit the Macomb County Clerk's Office Vital Records Department at 120 N Main in Mount Clemens.

 

 

  • Valid driver's license or State ID showing current address.
  • Birth certificates for BOTH parties are not required, but are helpful when completing the marriage application.
  • Important: If you do not have both birth certificates available, the following information is required during the application process: place of birth for both parties, parents' names and birthplaces for both applicants. (Should match your Birth Record)
  • Social Security numbers of both parties pursuant to MCL 551.102.
  • See "Apply online" above to fill out application.

 

 

  • $20 -- application fee for Michigan residents
  • $30 -- application fee for non-residents of Michigan
  • Method of payments accepted: cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover.
  • Please make checks payable to: "Macomb County Clerk."

 

 

Although you will leave the County Clerk's office with your marriage license, applicants must wait three days from the day of application before the marriage license is valid. This waiting period does not include the application day. In order to waive the three-day waiting period a $10 waiver fee is required in addition to the $20 marriage license fee. The license is valid anywhere in the state for thirty-three (33) days from the date of application.

 

 

Even though you apply for your marriage license in the county you live in, you can get married any place in Michigan. If you are getting married outside of Michigan, you need to obtain your marriage license in the state or country you're getting married in.

 

 

To perform marriage ceremonies a person should be an ordained minister, magistrate (a civil officer with power to administer and enforce law -- Justice of the Peace), mayor of a Michigan city or a judge. Please note that Macomb County no longer has a "Justice of the Peace."

 

 

If the marriage license is prepared and the applicant has made an error with the information provided to this Office, there is a $20 re-print or re-type fee that must be paid in order to pick up your license.

 

 

If a mistake was made on a marriage license that is already on file with the Macomb County Clerk's Office, a court case will need to be opened in order to fix the mistake. Download the petition to start that court case.

 

 

Request a copy for your marriage license

 

 

  • Mailing Address: Macomb County Marriage Records, 120 North Main Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
  • Phone: 586-469-5205