Mason County Michigan

Marriage License Application




Requirements to obtain a marriage license:

  • Men and women 18 years of age and older may contract marriage in Michigan without parental consent. 
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for each applicant.
  • Valid Michigan Driver's License or State I.D. to show Mason County Residency.
  • Copy of Judgment of Divorce.
  • If one or both persons is a Michigan resident-apply in person in the county where either applicant lives. The license is valid throughout the state.
  • If both persons are out-of-state residents-they must apply in the county where the marriage will be performed. The license is valid in that county only.
  • Fee per couple: $20.00 for Michigan residents; $30.00 for out-of-state resident.

Important Information:


There is a 3-day waiting period before the license can be released.  The 3-day waiting period starts after the application is complete and received by the County Clerk's Office. The County Clerk, for good and sufficient cause shown, can waive this waiting period, with an associated Expedite Fee.


The marriage must be solemnized within 33 days of application.


The issued license may be picked up at the County Clerk's office.

  The cost to purchase a certified copy of your marriage license after it is filed is $15.00.

Marriage License Application (Online Only)