Marriage License Application

Marriage License Application

  • At least one individual from the couple must appear in person to apply.
  • The marriage license must be used in the State of Michigan.
  • Blood tests are not required for a marriage license.
  • Only Wayne County¬†residents can apply. (If both parties live out of state, you may apply in Wayne County and the wedding MUST be performed in Wayne County.)
  • Every person must present a certified copy (with seal) of their birth certificate with parental information. (If you do not have a certified birth certificate, please see other acceptable documents.)
  • The legal age for getting married without parental consent is 18 and 16 with parental consent. Parents must appear with their identification when representing¬†16 or 17 year old applicants. Custodial Parents must appear and bring proof of custody.
  • The license can only be issued to couples that are not currently married. (Divorce papers DO NOT need to be presented)
  • Pay in cash or credit card when you apply. The fee is $20.00 if one or both is a Wayne County Resident or $30.00 if both parties are out of state residents. We do not accept personal checks.


  • Cathy M. Garrett
    Wayne County Clerk
    (313) 224-6262