Michigan Marriage Records

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How to Find Michigan Marriage Records

Even though you know your marriage date, you may need a copy of your marriage record for one reason or another whether it’s for verification, a passport or what have you. The good news is that it’s relatively easy to obtain a certified copy of a Michigan marriage record. Below is all the info you need to get Michigan marriage records, including the different options you can choose to obtain these records. All you’ll need to find a Michigan marriage record is a first and last name and the age or date of birth of the person you want to research.

Michigan Marriage RecordsHow To Get Certified Michigan Marriage Records

If you live in Michigan and need a certified marriage record in a hurry, the best option would be to drive to the State of Michigan Vital Records Office, which is part of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. They can provide copies for marriages that took place as far back as 1867. The address is:

South Grand Building ? 1st Floor
333 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

They are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on major or legal holidays. They accept cash, credit card and money order. The fee for the copy is nominal. If you want the copy that same day If you want more than one copy, it’s an additional fee per copy.

You can also go directly to the MDHHS?s website, print out an application, and order the marriage record through the mail. You’ll need to know the name of the bride and groom as well as their parents and the county where the marriage took place. They also require you to submit your own name, address and the reason you need the record.

You can print the application out and take it to the MDHHS office or send it through U.S mail with a check or money order. Regular mail takes about five weeks and rush mail takes about two weeks. The mailing address is on the bottom of the application.

Getting Michigan Marriage Records Online

As is the case in so many areas of our lives, it’s just so much easier and more convenient to get something online. You can fill out the online application and order the form through the state’s website. Other online sites offer you this service as well.

These third-party sites will provide you with the Michigan marriage records you need. All you’ll need to do is provide them with the information they request and use a credit card for payment. The fee may be slightly higher than the MDHHS depending on the service provider.

You can also get copies of marriage records with apostilles. These are slightly more expensive. If you just want information on marriages, you can get this from sites like Ancestry.com. However, this is not the same as getting a copy of a marriage record. Since marriage records are open to the public, anyone can get a copy of a marriage record.

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Michigan Marriage Certificate FAQs

Are marriage records publicly available in Michigan?

Yes, Michigan marriage records are public record which means that anyone can look them up online

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  1. says:

    Karin, since that is a very old Michigan marriage you might not find it in the conventional repositories such as public record websites or even the Michigan Department of Health, as many older paper records were not transcribed into a digital format. You may want to research genealogy websites or newspaper archives.

  2. says:

    I am looking for information on a marriage from 24 Dec 1860 that took place in Washtenaw, MI. Where would I go for that? I have the file number 00109065. Thank you

  3. says:

    Nancy, if you’re looking for a copy of your Michigan marriage certificate you can contact the Michigan Department of Health to obtain a copy. This will have all your Michigan marriage license information as well as it being an certified copy that you can use for official purposes. You have a few options to get a copy of your marriage records. You can visit them in person, go to their website to order a copy of your Michigan marriage certificate records or call them directly for more information @ 231-873-7251

  4. says:

    Marriage License of Edwin Joseph Mazur and Mary Margaret Hess, Lic # 5813336 County # 399

  5. says:

    In order to get certified copies of your Michigan Marriage Records and Divorce Records you will need to contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. You can call them directly 517-335-8666 and press option #4 to speak to a customer service representative

  6. says:

    My maiden name was Susan Maples and I married and divorced Edward Reckinger

  7. says:

    How can I get my marriage and divorce sealed copies. I live here in Henderson NV 702 913 5574. I need to get a passport to take my sister on a one week cruise she is suffering from lung cancer. I think she will love it. Please help. My marriage was 8/30/1975 by the mayor of Farmington Ralph Yoder and divorced in Detroit between August and December of 2000.These both need a raised seal . I can use your help just let me know who I can contact in michigan

  8. says:

    What do you consider as identification. Can I send you a pic of my license. susan.pogarch@outlook.com

  9. says:

    In order to obtain an official copy of your Michigan marriage certificate you will need to contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

    How to Obtain a Copy of a Michigan Marriage Certificate

    Contact the Michigan Department of Health, Vital Records Office. You can order a marriage certificate copy online, by mail, or over the phone. Provide proof of identification and pay the $11.50 fee for a certified copy online through VitalCheck. Rush processing is available for an additional $12 and takes 1-2 days to process.

  10. says:

    Error the name of wife was Virginie Therese Grosfeld.
    Married on 02/06/1966 to John Harold Ryda at Wayne County . Detroit.

    Could you please email us our marriage certificate to mangusm@sbcglobal.net

  11. says:

    Marriage certificate of John Harold Ryda and Virginie Therese Ryda. Married 02/06/1966 in Wayne County Detroit
    We appreciate your help as soon as possible. Many thanks

  12. says:

    I could you please send us a copy of our marriage certificate on line

Last Updated: 2017-08-04

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