How to Obtain a Copy of a Marriage Record

  • Marriage records are available from 1837 to present
  • A marriage record (license) will be on file in the county where the license was issued

To obtain a marriage record for genealogy purposes, please visit the genealogy page.

For more information on how to obtain a vital record from the State of Michigan, visit the State of Michigan Vital Records website


Certified copies of a marriage license are $10 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy of the same record.

Requests by Mail

To request a copy of a marriage record by mail:

  • Submit a Request for Vital Records form: Vital Records Request Form
  • Methods of payment accepted: check or credit card (checks made payable to: Ionia County Clerk)
  • Send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return of the record(s)
  • Send request form, payment (if not by credit card) and self-addressed envelope to: Ionia County Clerk’s Office
    100 W. Main Street
    Ionia, MI 48846
  • Mail requests are processed in 1-2 days

Online Requests

Marriage Record Information
Contact Information

Mailing Information

How to Pay Online
  1. Go to GovPay
  2. Enter your name
  3. For Type of Fee, select Copy Fee
  4. When paying for vital record copy fees, there is NO file/case number
  5. Enter payment amount ($11 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy)
  6. Fill out payment information and click Process Payment
  7. Keep the confirmation code from Government Payment Service for record purposes

County Clerk

Janae K. Cooper

Janae K. Cooper
County Clerk

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genealogy Hours
Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No genealogy on Tuesdays
Wed-Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Clerk’s Office is open for business during the noon hour. However, we recommend that you call our office first if you are planning on doing business during this time, as it is sometimes necessary to close the office during the noon hour when short-staffed.