In-person applications are accepted 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
You are eligible to apply for a marriage license inorder to be married if:
One applicant must come in-person to the Clerk's office at least once regardless of whether you apply online or in-person.
Choose an option:
Marriage licenses are public records. We post online marriages filed within the month of your marriage ceremony. Current Eaton County Marriage Filings
If you want to get married at the Courthouse by an Eaton County Judge or Magistrate you must set-up an appointment with District Court. Call 517-543-4097 and leave a message.
Please be advised that the Eaton County Clerk's office is governed by the State of Michigan laws on the issuance of marriage licenses. It is the responsibility of the couple being married to determine the legality of the officiant performing the ceremony. To ensure full compliance with the law, you may want to seek the guidance of an attorney in interpreting the law regarding "Persons authorized to solemnize marriages."
For information about how to purchase certified copies of a marriage license on file with Eaton County (for which the ceremony has already been performed) click here.
Additional After-Marriage Resources
One of the issued licenses gets mailed/returned to: