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Clerk/Register Of Deeds
Anthony G. Forlini
120 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5120

Clerk - Marriage

Marriage License Information Page

 

Marriage License Application System

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.)

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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Apply for a marriage license online.

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.)

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

How to Get a Copy of a Marriage Record

ONLINE REQUESTS

  • Request a copy of a Macomb County marriage license safely and securely online using your credit card. Please note: Marriage records are available for those who filed applications in Macomb County.

REQUESTS BY MAIL

  • Request a copy of a Marriage License by writing a letter including the required information (applicant names and the date of marriage), and enclose a check or money order. Mail to Macomb County Clerk, Attn: Marriage Records, 120 North Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. Please note: Marriage records are available for those who filed applications in Macomb County.

REQUESTS IN PERSON

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

 

Contact Info

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For the quickest service, contact the Virtual Clerk's Office, for online services, talk with one of our staff, or make an appointment during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Mailing Address

  • Mailing Address: Macomb County Marriage Desk, 120 North Main Street, Mount Clemens, MI 4804

FAQ

 

Apply for a Macomb County Marriage License


Please note: Apply 30 days or less before your wedding date!

Apply Online

See "Marriage Application System" information at top of page.

Apply In Person

Limited appointments are also now available.  Save time by using the "Marriage Application System" information at top of page.

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

Documents Needed

  • Valid driver's license or State ID showing current address.
  • Birth certificates for BOTH parties.
  • 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 "Marriage Application System" information at top of page to fill out application.

Fees

  • $20.00 -- application fee for Michigan residents
  • $30.00 -- application fee for non-residents of Michigan
  • Method of payments accepted: cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover.

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  • Please make checks payable to: "Macomb County Clerk."

Waiting Period

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.

Where to Get Married?

Even though you apply for your marriage license in the county you live in, you can get married any place in Michigan.

Marriage Officiants

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."

Re-Type Fee

  • If the marriage license is prepared and the applicant has made an error with the information provided to this Office, there is a $5.00 re-type fee that must be paid in order to pick up your license.

Making Changes to an Existing 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.

Certified Copies of Macomb County Marriage Licenses


The cost is $15 for the first copy, and $5 for each additional copy of the same record after that.

Request a Copy Online

  • Request a copy of a Macomb County marriage license safely and securely online using your credit card. Please note: Marriage records are available for those who filed applications in Macomb County.

Request a Copy in Person

Please note: While our buildings continue to have limited access to the public, most Clerk's Office services are available remotely. For fastest service, visit the Virtual Clerk's Office, which can deliver services and put you in touch with a clerk during regular business hours (8 a.m to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday).

Limited appointments are also now available:

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

Request a Copy by Mail

Write a letter including the required information (applicant names and the date of marriage), and enclose a check or money order. Mail to Macomb County Clerk, Attn: Marriage Records, 120 North Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. Please note: Marriage records are available for those who filed applications in Macomb County.

Vital Records Request Form

Required Information

  • Applicant names and the date of marriage.
  • Appropriate certified copy fee.
  • Requests by mail must include a signed and dated letter.

Fees

  • $15.00 -- one certified copy.
  • $5.00 -- additional certified copy of same record.
  • Method of payments accepted: cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover.

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  • Please make checks payable to: "Macomb County Clerk."

Marriage records (for those who filed applications in Macomb County) are not available for viewing, but may be purchased by anyone. Records are available for Macomb County marriages ONLY. Requests can be made in person, by mail, or via online or fax with a credit card.

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