Marriage Information

***ATTENTION:  Please be advised that the court is not currently conducting marriage ceremonies due to City Hall being closed to the public and COVID-19.  We will update our website when we are able to provide this service.  Thank you for your understanding during this time.

How to Obtain a License

Marriage licenses are issued by the Ingham County Clerk's Office at 517-483-6424, located at 313 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan. You must bring a valid marriage license when you come to court for your wedding.

How to Schedule a Wedding

If you wish to be married at the 54-A District Court, call the Magistrate's clerk at 517-483-4430.
  • Weddings are conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Check in at the 5th Floor Civil Department 10 minutes before your scheduled time.

What to Bring to the Marriage Ceremony

  • A valid State of Michigan Marriage License.
  • Two witnesses over the age of 18.
  • $10 marriage fee, paid at the Civil Department counter prior to the ceremony.
The Magistrate's courtroom can accommodate up to 35 people to attend your wedding.