Applying for a Marriage License

While the courthouse remains closed to the public, marriage licenses will be issued by appointment only.

PLEASE NOTE:  One of the applicants MUST be a Jackson County resident.  You will be required to show government-issued photo identification at the time of pick up.  If you are unsure if you qualify, contact our office prior to completing the online application. 

Please email your questions to clerkvital@mijackson.org

Sample Affidavit


Review the Affidavit For License to Marry (PDF) for required information.


Fees


  • $20 for Michigan residents
  • $30 for out-of-state applicants
  • $20 to waive the three day waiting period (excluding active military personnel)
  • $15 to purchase a certified copy of your marriage certificate after you are married

Waiting Period


Michigan has a 3 day waiting period. The following is a list of the pick up schedule:
If You Apply On
Pick Up
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
Monday
Marriage licenses must be used within 33 days from the date of application. Instructions on processing the license after the marriage ceremony will be provided at the time the license is picked up.