The 52-3 District Court Judges and Magistrates perform marriage ceremonies for residents living in the Court's jurisdiction. Contact the District Court at least two (2) weeks in advance of the date that you would like to schedule your wedding.

Please note that if either party is unable to speak and/or understand English, a State-certified interpreter will be required. Parties are responsible for coordinating their own interpreters, and must select an interpreter who is State-certified. Please click this link for a list of State-certified interpreters. Please also note that, if the magistrate determines that an interpreter is required, and one is not present, the wedding ceremony will need to be adjourned to a later date. Depending on scheduling availability, this may require the issuance of a new marriage certificate. If you have any questions, please contact the Court for assistance.

Scheduling - Ceremonies are held on Wednesdays at 11:00am. When you call you will need to provide the following information:

  • Last names of both spouses
  • Desired wedding date
  • Daytime phone number

Wedding Day - you will need to bring the following:

  • Marriage License: obtained from the Oakland County Clerk's Office (expired licenses will not be accepted).
  • Full names of two witnesses (must be 18 or older only). The Court will not provide witnesses.
  • $10.00 marriage fee - cash payment only accepted.

For Information on obtaining your marriage license, contact the Oakland County Clerk's Office​​ or call 248-858-0571.

For more information or to schedule a ceremony at the 52nd District Court in Rochester, please call the Civil Division.