How to Apply
If both applicants live out of the state, then they must apply in the County in which the ceremony will be performed.
**IMPORTANT: AS OF 3/17/2020, ONLY ONE APPLICANT WILL BE ALLOWED TO APPEAR IN THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE WHEN APPLYING, PRESENTING DOCUMENTATION AND PICKING UP A MARRIAGE LICENSE**
What to Bring
To make application in Clinton County, one of the applicants (either applicant may apply, whether or not you are the one that lives within the county) must bring the following to the Clinton County Clerk's office:
- Birth Certificates of both parties. (Michigan law allows county clerks to require a birth certificate). Birth certificates in a foreign language must be translated into English.
- Current driver's license or state I.D. (or copy) for both parties. One of these must show residency in Clinton County unless both parties are out-of-state residents getting married in Clinton County.
- Social Security numbers of both parties.
- $20 ($30 Out of State Residence) - Payment can be made by cash, check or money order payable to Clinton County Clerk.
A waiver of the 3-days may be obtained on the showing of good cause to the County Clerk, for an additional $20.00.
A Marriage License is valid for 30 days.
Other Marriage Information
Effective December 23, 2006, witnesses must be 18 years old.
Information about having your marriage ceremony performed in Clinton County District Court can be found on HERE.