Marriage Licenses

To obtain a marriage license in Van Buren County, apply at the County Clerk's Office, at the Courthouse, 212 Paw Paw Street. Marriage license applications are accepted from 8:30 am. Until 4:30 pm.


  • Customers may begin the application process online at
  • Men and women 18 years of age and older may contract marriage in Michigan without parents' consent.
  • For purposes of marriage application, residency is determined by a current valid driver's license/state-issued ID with current address listed:
    • If one, or both persons is a Michigan resident they apply in the county where either applicant lives. This license is valid throughout the state.
    • If both persons are out-of-state residents, they must apply in the county where they plan to be married. The license is valid in that county only.
  • The following is required of both persons at the time of application:
    • Valid driver's license/state issued I.D. showing correct address
    • Certified copy of Birth Certificates
    • Other required information includes:
    • Full name of each person
    • Birth dates and place of birth (city and state)
    • Complete address (no P.O. Boxes)
    • How many times previously married
    • Social Security Numbers
    • Parents full birth names
    • Parents states of birth
  • 4. Fee per couple: $20 for Van Buren County residents; $30 for Out-of-state residents.

Payments for Van Buren County residents must be made in cash.

Additional Information

  • The marriage license becomes valid on the 3rd day following application.
  • The marriage must be solemnized within 33 days of application.
  • Additional information or documentation may be required before this office will complete the marriage license application.