Marriage License Application

You must apply at the County Clerk’s Office in the county where one of the applicants resides. The license can then be used anywhere in the State of Michigan. Please note that you must be 18 years or older when applying.

Both Parties must be present to apply for the Marriage License.

Out-of-State applicants must apply in the county where the marriage ceremony will take place.

To apply for a Marriage License, you will need:

  • Driver’s License or State issued ID card
    BE ADVISED – The address on the ID presented must match the address on the marriage license application.
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Social Security number
  • Has either party been divorced within the last year? If yes, we will need to see the Judgment of Divorce.
There is a 3 day waiting period, from the date of application, before the license can be picked up. The license expires 33 days from the application date.


  • $20.00 for State-Residents
  • $30.00 for Out-of-State Residents

Please fill out the Marriage License Application to submit to the Clerk’s office at the time of application or use the form below.  

Mail To:
County Clerk’s Office
31 Division St
Coldwater, MI 49036

Marriage License Application

Social Security numbers for both applicants required at pickup

    Applicant #1 Information

    Parent Information

    Applicant #2 Information

    Parent Information

    Contact Information


    Social Security numbers for both applicants required at pickup


    County Clerk

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 am to 4:45 pm




    31 Division St.
    Coldwater, MI 49036
    First Floor of the Courthouse


    Terry A. Kubasiak
    County Clerk

    Christine Ransbottom
    Chief Deputy Clerk

    Amy Maystead
    Deputy Clerk

    Shelley Mundy
    Deputy Clerk

    Brittney Blouin
    Deputy Clerk