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Marriage Laws U.S. MI Kent County MI Wedding Officiants

Marriage license Laws in the state of Michigan, here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Kent County marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Kent County Marriage License Office

Kent County Clerk
County Administration Building, 1st floor
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 336-3550
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed for holidays.

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Getting Married in Kent County?

How To Apply For a Marriage License?

Apply online for your License and avoid a trip downtown and parking fees. There is a $3 processing fee when applying online with VISA or MasterCard.

Apply in person at:

Kent County Clerk
County Administration Building, 1st floor
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288

Marriage License Application (PDF)

If applying for license at County Clerk’s Office:

Pick up License:

Ministers, priest, rabbis, certain judges. etc, may perform marriage ceremonies in Michigan. Make sure to find out if the person performing your wedding ceremony requires counseling prior to the ceremony.

Please Note: If the ceremony will be performed in English, then both parties must understand English.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records
3423 North Martin Luther King Boulevard
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-8656

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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