Marriage License Application
Livingston County, MichiganCounty ClerkMarriage License Application

Marriage License Application

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 Certified copies may be purchased via  ONLINE ORDERING or you may mail in a request.

There are two instances when you will need to apply for your marriage license from the Livingston County Clerk.  Please use the appropriate guidelines below (in-county vs. out-of-state) for filing fee and document requirements.  One of you must apply in person in our office and bring valid documents for both of you, i.e. birth certificates, drivers' license and social security cards.

1) You or your fiancée live in Livingston County and plan on getting married in Michigan. PDF IconMarriage License in state requirements
2) You and your fiancée live out of state and plan on getting married in Livingston County. PDF IconMarriage License out of state requirements
Below is the printable marriage license application form.  

Pick Up / Waiting Period Information

The marriage license becomes valid on the third day following application and it must be picked up in person at our office.  Both parties do not have to be present to pick up the marriage license, however, the person coming to the office must provide the original paid receipt or their state issued I.D.

A Marriage License is not available for pick-up on weekends or holidays.        list of County Holidays

Apply on Monday; pick up on or after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Apply on Tuesday; pick up on or after 3 p.m. on Friday.

Apply on Wednesday; pick up on or after 3 p.m. on Monday.

Apply on Thursday; pick up on or after 3 p.m. on Monday.

Apply on Friday; pick up on or after 3 p.m. on Monday.

Steps to take after the ceremony

Original Marriage License MUST be returned, via in person or mail, within 10 days of the ceremony. You will then be able purchase certified copies via online or in our office. $25 for the first copy and $10 for each additional.