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Are you planning to perform a wedding in Oakland County? If you’ve been asked to officiate, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is an incredible honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. Let’s explore the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything that will be required of you. Below, we’ll cover how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Oakland County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Oakland County

Your first move will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). ULC ordination is provided online, free of charge, and gives you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, the process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Oakland County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
Minister's Minimum Age:

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Oakland County

Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in Oakland County. Explain that you’re an ordained minister and wish to know what documents or information they might need from you before you perform a wedding in their district.

Contact information for the office in Oakland County is listed below.

Office Address:
1200 N. Telegraph Dept 413
Pontiac, MI 48341
Office Phone Number:
(248) 858-0571

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Oakland County

With that step done, you can proceed to our online catalog to order any documentation required to officiate in your area. We typically advise ministers in Oakland County to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.

4 How Oakland County Marriage Licenses Work

Now you’re ready to officiate the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating (or even if it’s not) be sure to check out our wedding training center for helpful tips and tools.

After the ceremony is over, the last important box to check is filling out the marriage license. In Oakland County, this license has validity that varies by county, there is a mandatory 3-day waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. To learn more about how to fill out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
3 Days
Marriage License Valid For:
Varies by county
Return Within:
10 Days

5 What to Know About Oakland County Weddings

Named for the many oaks that surround the area, Oakland County is composed of 62 charming cities, townships, and villages. With several catering options and wedding venue selections across the county, getting hitched in Oakland County is bound to be a hit. Consider having your ceremony in September, when end-of-Summer weather is comfortably in the upper 70s.