Certified Copies

Online Database Search

The Marriage License Index lists all people who have applied for a marriage license in Grand Traverse County. Not all marriage licenses are used but they still appear on the marriage license application index. The database is updated nightly.

Processing Requests

We can process requests made through the mail, email/online form or in the drop box at our office.  You can purchase a certified copy of a marriage license by sending a request with the proper fee.  The fee for a certified copy is $15 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy of the same record.  Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit or debit card.


Request By Mail

Include the following information: 

  • Names of the Couple at the time of application
  • Date of Marriage
  • Mailing address to send the record
  • Check/Money Order

Request By Email/Online Form