Marriage License Application
Livingston County, MichiganCounty ClerkMarriage License Application

Marriage License Application


Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-21 effective March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  In person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life is prohibited.  Please contact the office if your ceremony is scheduled to take place prior to the expiration of Executive Order No. 2020-21.   
If your marriage ceremony was canceled, you may reach out to the following local venues to schedule a ceremony:
Bill Fenton, I Do's Your Way at 734-818-6385
Reverend Vonn, at 810-623-1125
Rev. Patti Ruhala, Wedding Ceremonies at 810-955-2503
All Saints Wedding Chapel, Howell, at 810-923-5988
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.  You must apply in person in our office.
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