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Marriage Ceremonies

Question:
Our mayor has been asked to perform several wedding ceremonies this summer. Who decides how much he should charge?

Answer:
The law giving a mayor the authority to perform marriage ceremonies (MCL 551.7(3)) states the mayor shall charge and collect a fee. The amount is to be determined by the city council and paid to the city treasurer to be deposited in the general fund of the city at the end of the month.

Question:
The mayor in a neighboring city has performed a number of wedding ceremonies this summer. As president of our village, can I perform marriage ceremonies?

Answer:
Michigan law specifically states that "a mayor may perform a marriage ceremony anywhere in a county in which that city is located" (MCL 551.7).  It does not give that authority to village presidents.

 

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