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63rd District Court

Marriage Ceremonies

Marriage ceremonies may be performed by a judge or magistrate at any district court.  Marriage ceremonies at the 63rd District Court are performed on site on Thursday afternoons, every half hour from 1:45 – 4:00pm.  An appointment needs to be scheduled ahead of time; typically our calendar is filled about 2 months out.

To schedule a marriage appointment call (616) 632-7780.  If the clerk is not available at the time of your call, you will need to leave a message with your name, phone number, and the reason for your call.  She will call you back as soon as she is able.

63rd District Court Marriage Requirements:

  • A valid state of Michigan Marriage License
  • Two witnesses, 18 years or older.  The court will NOT provide witnesses.
  • A $10.00 fee paid on the day of the ceremony

The court does not issue out the marriage license.  For information on obtaining a Marriage License in Kent County, please contact:

Kent County Clerk’s Office
300 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 632-7640

Contact Us

Kent County Courthouse

63rd District Court

1950 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-7770

(616) 363-6124

Judge Sara J. Smolenski, Chief Judge
Judge Jeffrey J. O’Hara

J. Kevin McKay, Court Administrator

63rd District Court Probation

(616) 632-7800

(616) 363-6808

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