Marriage Licenses

Application Process

The Marriage Affidavit (PDF) can be completed from your computer or you can print the form and provide the information. The form must be printed, signed, notarized and mailed to our office for processing with the appropriate fee. There is a required three (3) day waiting period to obtain the license after submission of an application. 

Marriage license must be picked up prior to the wedding ceremony.
 Date of Application
 Date Available for Pick-Up
 Monday  Thursday
 Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

Marriage License

The marriage ceremony must be performed within 33 days from the date of application or the marriage license becomes void.  Do not apply if the ceremony is more than 33 days from today.  

Michigan Residents

Michigan residents must apply for the license in the county where either applicant is a resident. The license is valid throughout the State of Michigan.  For complete application process please see County Resident Applicants

Out-of-State Applicants

Out-of-state applicants must apply in the county where they are to be married. The license is valid in that county only. Please call the Clerk's Office to verify ceremony location is within the boundaries of Grand Traverse County.  For complete application process please see Out of State Applicants.