Chapter 83. Of marriage and the solemnization thereof.
551.7 Persons authorized to solemnize marriage; records; returns; disposition of fees charged by mayor or county clerk.
(1) Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following:
(b) A district court magistrate, in the district in which the magistrate serves.
(c) A municipal judge, in the city in which the judge is serving or in a township over which a municipal court has jurisdiction pursuant to section 9928 of Act No. 236 of the Public Acts of 1961, being section 600.9928 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(d) A judge of probate, in the county or probate court district in which the judge is serving.
(e) A judge of a federal court.
(f) A mayor of a city, in the city in which the mayor serves.
(g) The county clerk of a county having more than 2,000,000 inhabitants or an employee of the clerk's office designated by the county clerk, in the county in which the clerk serves.
(h) A minister of the gospel, anywhere in the state, if the minister is ordained or authorized to solemnize marriages according to the usages of the denomination, and is a pastor of a church in this state, or continues to preach the gospel in this state.
(i) A minister of the gospel, anywhere in the state, if the minister is not a resident of this state but is authorized to solemnize marriages under the laws of the state in which the minister resides.