Applicants 16 and 17 must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian for their signature consent.  At least one of the applicants, if possible both, must make the application.
Birth Certificate is required for applicants that are age 16 and 17.


If both applicants are residents of the same county, apply at the office of their county clerk.  If applicants reside in two different Michigan Counties, either county may receive the application.  If one applicant is a Michigan resident, apply in the county of the Michigan resident.  If neither applicant is a Michigan resident, apply in the county in which the marriage is to be performed.


You must pay when you apply.  We accept cash, money order or check only.  Twenty dollars if one or both applicants is a Michigan resident.  May be married in any county in Michigan.  Thirty dollars if both parties are from out of state.  Must be married in the county in which they apply.


The day of application is the first day of the  3 day waiting period.  Marriage licenses may be picked up and used, on the fourth day after application, unless the fourth day is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.  Marriage licenses cannot be mailed to the applicants.  The license is valid for thirty-three days from the date of application.
If applied for on You can pick up on
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Monday
Friday Monday

 In Lapeer County, marriage licenses may be applied for Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., in the office of
THERESA M. SPENCER, Lapeer County Clerk.
The following information is needed for each applicant:
  Full Name (including middle name) Current Age
  Date of birth Birthplace (city and state)
  Residence address Residence County
  Times previously married Social Security Number
  Parents full names/Surnames Birth State each parent
Driver's License or State Identification Card for each applicant