How much does it cost to get a marriage license? $20 for Michigan residents, and $30 for non-residents
How long does it take to get a marriage license in Michigan?
Three days after application. If application is made on Monday, the license can be picked up on Thursday. Applications made on Tuesday can be picked up on Friday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday applications can be received on Monday.Do both people have to come to apply for the marriage license? No. If only one applicant is present, however, please be sure to bring all the required information for the other person. That information includes:
- Full name (first, middle, last)
- Birth Date
How do I know what county to get my marriage license in?
The answer depends on whether or not you are a Michigan resident. If you are, you need to get your license in the county in which either you or your future spouse reside. The license can then be used anywhere in the state. If you are not a Michigan resident, you must obtain your license in the county where you wish to be married.
Must witnesses to marriages be 18 years old?
How much does it cost to get a copy of a birth certificate? All certified copies (birth, death or marriage certificates) are $15 for the first copy and $5 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Senior citizens (65 and older) requesting a copy of their own birth certificate pay $5. I live far away. How can I get a copy of my birth certificate? Do I have to come in person? Requests may be made by mail by completing the forms that can be printed. You are required to send a copy of your driver's license or state identification card with
your request. Can you obtain certified copies of marriage licenses or death certificates by mail? Requests can be made by mail by printing the on line forms and mailing them to the Clerk/Register's office with the proper fees. How long does it take to get a copy of a birth certificate or other document? Requests made in person can be obtained generally within a few minutes at the Clerk/Register's office. Mail requests are generally filled within 2 weeks. Can I get a copy of someone else's birth, death or marriage certificate? Birth records are confidential and are available only to the person or parents of the person named in the record. If you are an heir, legal guardian, or legal representative of the person whose birth certificate you are requesting, additional documentation is required. Contact this office at (269) 383-8840. Death and marriage certificates are not confidential. I am adopted and want a copy of my original birth certificate. Can I get it from this office? Adopted persons' birth records are not available through this office. Contact the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services in Lansing at (517) 335-8656. Contact this office also for records of births that occurred prior to September 30, 1978 where parents were not married at the time of birth.
Why do I have to register my business name with the county? Michigan law requires that persons who own, conduct or transact business in a county register the business name in that county as a matter of public record. My business had been incorporated with the state. Do I also have to file with the county? No. Corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and non-profit organizations owned by corporations do not file at the county level. How much does it cost to file my business name? The fee is $10.00, and the certificate is required to be renewed every five years. I have a DBA in another county and want to do business in Kalamazoo County, do I have to file a DBA there? You are required to file a DBA in the county where the business is located, and you may file a DBA in Kalamazoo County. We will request to see and make a copy of the DBA filed in the home county.
Where can I apply for a passport in Kalamazoo County?