How do I apply for a Marriage License?


If Applying for a Marriage License, READ the information BELOW

Individuals applying for a marriage license are NOT required to receive blood testing or HIV counseling. However, the County Clerk shall provide written educational materials regarding prenatal care and the transmission and prevention of venereal diseases and HIV infection.

Michigan residents must apply for the license in the county in which one of the applicants lives, but can get married anywhere within the State. The fee for a Michigan resident to apply for a marriage license is $20.00. There is a three day waiting period following application and the license must be picked up by one of the applicants. Once the license is applied for it must be used within 33 days. Click here to down load and print an “Affidavit for License to Marry”. (Iosco County residents must apply in person)

Those desiring to contract marriage must be at least 18 years of age. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 may use a certified copy of their birth certificate or a valid drivers license for proof of age. Those persons 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to execute a consent form, and provide proof of age. Persons not meeting the minimum age requirements are to contact Probate Court at (989) 362-3991.

An additional $25.00 fee will be charged for all waivers of the statutory three-day waiting period for new Marriage Licenses.

Out of state individuals applying for a Michigan marriage:

Out of state individuals applying for a Michigan marriage license must apply for the license in the county in which the marriage is to take place. An “Affidavit for License to Marry” may be obtained by clicking here. Out of state applicants must submit a notarized affidavit to (out of state residents may apply by mail). The application fee for out of state applicants is $30.00.

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Iosco County Clerk’s office at (989) 362-3497.

Mailing address:
Nancy J. Huebel
Iosco County Clerk
PO Box 838
Tawas City, MI 48764