Marriage Certificates

Marriage records are available beginning with the year 1836, for licenses applied for, and subsequently filed with the Van Buren County Clerk.

To request a copy of a marriage certificate in person, simply provide the following:

  • Names of individuals on marriage license (including woman's birth name)
  • Approximate date of marriage (within 5 years)
  • Appropriate fee (check or money order)

Mail requests for a marriage certificate must include the following:

  • Names of individuals on marriage license (including woman's birth name)
  • Approximate date of marriage
  • Appropriate fee (check or money order)

Fees

Fees for Marriage certificates are:

  • $13 for first certified copy
  • $ 4 for each additional certified copy

Checks should be made payable to Van Buren County Clerk. Credit care payments can be made online at our payment portal using pay location code 5247.

Please do not send cash through the mail.

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