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Washtenaw Co. now offering walk-in marriage license services

Published Wednesday, Jul. 14th, 2021

Cover image via Washtenaw County : Find Us

After a long year of pandemic ‘pivots’ and frequent adjustments, the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds Office is once again offering walk-in availability for marriage licenses and other services. 


This return to almost-normal means that couples in the Ann Arbor area will have multiple options when applying for and purchasing a marriage license --  including virtual appointments over video-conference, and in-person visits.


To apply for a marriage license, couples should come prepared with photocopies or originals of the following pieces of identification: 


  • Unexpired driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or Washtenaw County ID Card with correct address; 
  • Birth certificate (doesn’t need to be a certified copy),
  • Social Security Card (if card isn’t available, you must know the number). If you don’t have a social security number, you must apply in-person.


For more info on what to expect during your visit, head here


Hear the full scoop in Lisa Barry’s interview with Ed Golembiewski on NPR’s WEMU 89.1 







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Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves digging into the history and magic of ritual, exploring the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She’s an advocate for marriage equality and individuality. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys easy hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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