Marriage License

COVID-19 Information

Updated 11/18/2020 - Due to the current epidemic, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, and to protect the safety of the public and our staff, the Oakland County Clerks Office is open by appointment only for urgent matters. We strongly encourage you to utilize our online or by-mail options. Please note, appointments are limited. See below for options in performing each service and read the corresponding web page carefully on how to proceed:

Appointments/Notice to callers

  • We are experiencing high call volumes. Phones are being answered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For questions relating to the Vital Records Office, call 248-858-0571.
  • You may also contact us with questions at clerkvital@oakgov.com.
  • For questions regarding Concealed Pistol Licenses, contact us at cpl@oakgov.com.
  • Due to the epidemic, appointments are limited to NEW Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) only. If your matter is urgent and you are not able to make an appointment online, you may call our office at 248-858-0571.

Schedule Appointment

Please reserve appointments for urgent matters only, and consider an online or by-mail option instead, to protect the safety of all.
Apply for a Marriage License by Mail - Use this option when wedding date is 20-33 days away (we will ensure you receive your license prior to your wedding date)
Apply for a Marriage License Online - Apply online here (only if you have an appointment already scheduled)

Marriage License applications are available through the Oakland County Clerk's Office.  You must apply in person at the Vital Records office or online. If one person is coming to the office to apply, they must have documentation for both parties. The Marriage Information Sheet Includes all information necessary to complete the application. 

Please Note: The Marriage Information Sheet is not the application for a marriage license.

The following is required:

​Pick Up / Waiting Period Information

Once you apply in person or online and have met the above requirements, bring your confirmation number (given at the end of online application), valid identification, social security numbers and birth certificates (or passports) for both parties to our office. 

The marriage license becomes valid on the third day following application and it must be picked up in person at our office.  Both parties do not have to be present to pick up the marriage license, however, the person coming to the office must provide photocopies (front and back) of all required ID for the other party.

A Marriage License is not available for pick-up on weekends or holidays. 
Apply on Monday; pick up on or after Thursday.
Apply on Tuesday; pick up on or after Friday.
Apply on Wednesday; pick up on or after Monday.
Apply on Thursday; pick up on or after Monday.
Apply on Friday; pick up on or after Monday.
Apply on Saturday (online only); pick up on or after Tuesday.
Apply on Sunday (online only); pick up on or after Wednesday.