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Marriage License Application Requirements

Fees
Resident
$20.00
Non-Michigan Residents
$30.00
Waiver
$50.00

 

So you’re getting married!  Congratulations!  Here are 5 Quick Tips for Getting Your Marriage License


1.   There’s a 3 day waiting period to pick up the license after you apply and it is only good for 30 days.

2.   The cost is $20 for Oceana Co residents and $30 for non-Michigan residents.                           

3.   You will need to complete an affidavit.  You can fill that out in person or email it to the Clerk’s Office   countyclerk@oceana.mi.us
You need to come into the office after submitting the affidavit via email to present I.D. and pay for the license.

4.   If you’ve been divorced in the last year bring a certified copy of your decree.

5.   Bring your current I.D. or certified birth record for both applicants when you apply.

 

  • Michigan residents must apply for a marriage license in the county they live in. If the applicants reside in separate Michigan counties, they may apply in either county. Non-Michigan residents must apply in the county that they plan to wed in.  A listing of area churches may be found at oceanacounty.net (Oceana County is NOT associated with the production of this website)
  • There are no required classes to obtain a marriage license.
  • You must provide valid identification for each applicant. One applicant MUST present a valid driver’s license or state ID with their current address on it.    The other applicant may present a valid driver’s license, state ID, or a certified birth certificate (a copy with a raised court seal). NO PHOTOCOPIES ARE ACCEPTED. THE ACTUAL DRIVER’S LICENSE OR CERTIFIED COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE PROVIDED FOR BOTH PARTIES APPLYING.
  • If either applicant has been previously married, the date and county in which the previous marriage ended must be given. If the marriage ended within the last year a certified copy of the divorce decree must be provided. CERTIFIED COPIES HAVE A RAISED COURT SEAL OR A TRUE COPY STAMP.
  • The applicants must complete an affidavit for a license to marry. The affidavit requires the full names and social security numbers of the applicants and the full names of their parents, including middle names and mothers’ maiden names, and the state in which each parent was born.
    NOTE: The affidavit is not a public document and it MUST be completed in person.
  • The State of Michigan requires a three-day waiting period before the license can be delivered to the applicants. If your wedding is scheduled within the next three days, making it impossible for you to wait three days for your license, there is a waiver you can request.  The waiting period can be waived for good and sufficient cause if approved by the County Clerk. The charge for the waiver is listed above.
  • The marriage license issued shall be considered “void” unless it is used within 33 days of application.
  • Witnesses on a marriage license must be at least 18 years of age.

Contact County Clerk

Staff

Amy L. Anderson
County Clerk
Melanie A. Coon
Chief Deputy and Elections Clerk
231-873-6716
Jana Boundy
Accounts Payable Clerk
231-873-6712
Heather Vandervest
Vital Records Clerk
231-873-6713

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
Suite M-1
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4328

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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