Does the county clerk's office check for warrants while trying to obtain a marriage license? 6 Answers as of July 02, 2013

When trying to obtain a marriage license and birth certificate at the county clerk's office, do they check for warrants or owed moneys?

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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. | Loren Dickstein
Try calling the clerks' office in a few counties (not the one you are going to go to) and ask if that is something that is done. If they all say "no," there is a good chance it won't be done where you are obtaining your marriage license. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/24/2012
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
It may be an issue. I'd recommend you retain a lawyer if you need assistance. Generally speaking, if a person has a pending warrant, it is better to turn themselves in and take care of the warrant prior to commencing anything with the court. If you need to appear before a judge for any reason, they are not supposed to allow you to leave if there is a pending warrant. Further, deputies at the court or other court-officers, if they are made aware of the warrant, could arrest the person on the spot. Further, there may be administrative blocks on the issuance of any licenses while the warrant is still pending.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/19/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Not usually but they might recognize the name.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/2/2013
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
No.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/2/2013
Dunnings Law Firm
Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
No.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/2/2013
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