Applying for a Marriage License

One applicant must come in-person to the Clerk's office at least once regardless of whether you apply online or in-person. 

How to Obtain an Application


Required Information

Information required for the application:

  1. Full name, age, date of birth and registered residence of applicants
  2. Proof of identity (in the form of a driver’s license, passport, military ID or state ID)
  3. Proof of age in the form of a: 
    • Birth Certificate        * Passport         * Military ID
    • Driver's License        * State ID
  4. Proof of residence (in the form of driver’s license, or current bill addressed to the applicant)
  5. The city and state you were born
  6. Applicants’ social security number
  7. The full and correct spelling of your parents’ names, as well as the maiden name(s)
    • Parent's information is required on all applications (regardless of applicants' age) and must be your legal parent as this is a genealogy/identity type legal document
  8. The U.S. State where applicants' parents were born
    • If parent was born outside of the United States, provide just City and Country of birth

Marriage at the Courthouse

If you want to get married at the Courthouse by an Eaton County Judge or Magistrate you must set-up an appointment with District Court. Call 517-543-4097 and leave a message. You will still need to go through the process with the Clerk's office to apply for and get a marriage license before you can get married.