Probate Court

Secret Marriage

A secret marriage is usually a civil marriage. The marriage ceremony is held in a closed court session and the file is sealed. Only the officiate has a record of the marriage. To obtain a copy of the secret marriage license an Application to Open Secret Marriage License File would need to be completed and filed with the Probate court certification fee. The court  will need any information showing that you are the individual associated with the secret marriage. (i.e. Birth certificate, drivers license which match the name on the marriage certificate,

$11.00 Certified Copy
$10.00 Returned Mailing Cost

If applying by mail the Application must be notarized before the court's are able to accept it.

Secret Marriage Form