AGE REQUIREMENTS: 18 years is the minimum age to obtain a marriage license without parental consent. 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by a custodial parent or guardian.
HOW TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN MICHIGAN
BLOOD TEST AND HEALTH COUNSELING: Blood tests are not required in Michigan. Applicants are no longer required to attend a class to receive a Health Counseling Certificate
before applying for their marriage license.
MICHIGAN MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS:
You must apply for your marriage license at the County Clerk's Office in the county in which either of you resides. Out-of-state applicants must apply in the county in which they will be married.
Either of you may apply for the license. Documentation required varies by county. You may need to present both of your Certified Birth Certificates, Driverís License or State-issued I.D., Social Security Card, Passport, Proof of Divorce, etc. Please contact your County Clerk's Office for the specific documentation they require and their hours of operation. You will also need to provide your birth dates and places of birth, and your parents first and last names, and their state or country of birth.
The marriage license will be issued three business days after the date of application, and is valid for 33 days from the date of application. Some counties may offer same day licenses.
WHERE TO APPLY BY COUNTY:
(NOTE: Information believed accurate as of January 5, 2010)