Counties have changed how they do licenses and most are by appointment. For each county – one of you must live in the county you are applying but you can get married anywhere in Michigan once you get the license. If you are both from out of state, you must apply in the county you are getting married in. There is a 2 day waiting period but you may be able to pay a fee for that to be waived. The license is good for 31 days from the day you receive it.
See below on how to get licenses. County weddings are much harder to schedule, but we have you covered!
Oakland County Clerk Offering an online application, but you will need to pick it up. Office itself is by appointment preferred. You can make them right on their website. They will take walk-ins but there may be a wait.
Macomb County Clerk Offering an online option/appointments. You will need the application to be notarized. Please note it can take 2 – 3 WEEKS to process right now. Directions are on their website.
Wayne County Clerk is appointment only. There is info on their site about applying online. They are VERY behind. You do need to contact them early. If you are having trouble getting an apt, let me know and I may be able to provide info to help. They are offering an appointment system.
Washtenaw County has appointment options.
We still want to get married but keep it small – we are doing our big party next year. Help!!!
We can meet in a park or something along those lines. My fee for elopements is $150.