How long is the marriage license valid?

Every marriage license is valid for 33 days from the day it is applied for. This number includes the three day waiting period, so once the marriage license is picked up (after three days from applying), it will be valid for 30 days. We recommend applying 1-2 weeks before the anticipated date of marriage.

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1. How can I obtain a certified copy of my birth record?
2. Can I purchase a certified copy of a birth record over the phone?
3. Can you fax or email a birth certificate to me?
4. How much does it cost to purchase a birth certificate?
5. Can I request a copy of my parent, sibling, or spouse’s birth certificate?
6. What kind of identification is required to receive a birth certificate?
7. What death certificates do you have on file?
8. Who can purchase a death certificate?
9. Do I need identification to purchase a death certificate?
10. How long does it take to get a death certificate?
11. Does the location of death matter?
12. What do I do if I’m getting married in Berrien County?
13. We applied for our marriage license online, do we both have to be present to pick it up?
14. We recently moved or are going to move after we get married, do we put our new / current address on the marriage application?
15. What documents do we need when applying for a marriage license?
16. How much does a marriage license cost?
17. How long is the marriage license valid?
18. What do I do if I want to get married at the Courthouse?