Marriage Ceremony Information

Marriage Ceremony Information

Magistrates of the 52-1 District Court perform wedding ceremonies for residents of the court's jurisdiction on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  When available, the court will also schedule out of jurisdiction residents for a Wednesday morning appointment.  The parties address must be verified at the time of reservation and will be confirmed at the appointment.

You must call ahead to reserve a date and time (last name, daytime phone number and address required). Appointment times are 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm based on the court's docket.

Both parties must speak and understand English.  If one or both parties do not, a certified foreign language interpreter (with proper documentation) must accompany the parties.  Interpreters are not provided by the court.

No special requests/accommodations will be made regarding the ceremony.  No decorations or props may be brought in with the exception of a bouquet and/or rings.

On the day of the ceremony you will need to bring with you :

  • Marriage License (expired licenses will not be accepted)
  • Two witnesses over the age of 18 (not provided by the court)
  • $10.00 fee (cash, check or credit {additional fee added})

For Information on obtaining your marriage license, contact the Oakland County Circuit Court at (248) 858-0571.

To schedule a ceremony please call the District Court's Civil Division at (248) 305-6080.