Couples face lengthy delays scheduling appointments for Wayne County marriage licenses

Couples in Wayne County are facing lengthy delays

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Couples have said getting an appointment to get a marriage license is almost impossible and a marriage license is only valid for 30 days after it gets issued.

It’s a growing problem in Wayne County and a member of the Local 4 family was concerned he may not obtain the necessary license before his big day.

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In Michigan, you have 30 days to get a license from your actual wedding date, but in Wayne County, many have said they can’t get appointments for months.

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Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.