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Marriage Licenses

To obtain a marriage license in Iron County, apply at the Iron County Clerk’s office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


    • Men and women 18 years of age and older may contract marriage in Michigan without parental consent.
    • For purposes of marriage application, residency is determined by a current valid driver’s license or state-issued I.D.: If one or both person is a Michigan resident–they apply in the county where either applicant lives. The license if valid throughout the state.
      • If both person 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. and/or a Birth Certificate
    • Fee per couple: $20.00 for Iron County residents; $30.00 for Out-of-County residents
    • If applying by mail, a Xerox copy, front and back, of each person’s Driver’s License/State-Issued I.D. and birth certificate will be accepted.


  • The marriage license becomes valid on the 3rd day following application. It may be picked up as follows:

Apply on Monday………………Pickup Wednesday

Apply on Tuesday……………..Pickup Thursday

Apply on Wednesday……………Pickup Friday

Apply on Thursday…………….Pickup Monday

Apply on Friday………………Pickup Monday

License is NOT available for pick up on weekends and legal holidays.

  • The marriage must be solemnized (performed) within 33 days of the application.
  • Iron County Magistrate Craig Jarvis (875-0618) is available to perform marriages. Please contact him directly to make arrangements. Local ministers and judges also perform marriages.
  • Persons age 16 and 17 must show a certified copy of their birth certificate. Written consent of one parent or legal guardian, who must appear at the time of application, will be required. If parents are divorced, the parent must prove custodianship.
  • Additional information or documentation may be required before this office will complete the marriage license application.
  • Affidavit For License To Marry Application