A marriage license expires 33 days from the date of application. Do not apply if ceremony is more than 33 days from today.
To apply for a State of Michigan marriage license, the application must be made in the County in which one of the applicants' resides. If both applicants live out of the State, then they must apply in the County in which the ceremony will be performed.
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:
1. Birth Certificates of both parties
2. Social Security numbers of both parties
3. $20.00 ($30.00 Out of State Residence) - Payment can be made by cash, check or money order payable to Clinton County Clerk.
There is a three day waiting period before the license can be released.
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
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