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Marriage Licenses

 

Marriage Licenses

We take applications online anytime or walk-in applications 8:00am until 4:30pm M-F

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You are eligible to apply for a marriage license if:

  • You or your fiancé is an Eaton County resident
  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • AND you going to be married within 33 days of submitting your application


Exceptional circumstances:

  • If you are both out-of-state residents:
    • You would need to apply in Eaton County if your ceremony is to be performed in Eaton County
  • An applicant is 16 or 17 years of age
    • A parent or guardian must be present with a valid government identification and guardianship papers to sign a consent form.

 

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Marriage licenses are public records. We post online marriages filed within the month of your marriage ceremony.
Current Eaton County Marriage Filings

 

If you are wanting to be married at the Courthouse by an Eaton County Judge or Magistrate you must set-up an appointment.  Call 517-543-4021

 

Michigan Marriage Law

 

Regarding Officiants

Please be advised that the Eaton County Clerk's office is governed by the State of Michigan laws on the issuance of marriage licenses.  It is the responsibility of the couple being married to determine the legality of the officiant performing the ceremony. To ensure full compliance with the law, you may want to seek the guidance of an attorney in interpreting the law regarding "Persons authorized to solemnize marriages."


Eaton County does not require Officiants to be on file with our office. In the appropriate spots on the Marriage License we must have their printed name with their title, signature, and mailing address.  It is the responsibility of the Officiant to understand the laws and duties regarding Officiating a marriage.

Michigan Law excerpts regarding Officiants

 

Certified Copies

For information about how to purchase certified copies of a marriage license on file with Eaton County (for which the ceremony has already been performed) click here.

 

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