EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2011, CIVIL UNIONS WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE ST. CLAIR COUNTY COURTHOUSE EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT 1:15 P.M.   YOU WILL NEED A VALID CIVIL UNION LICENSE AND $10.00 FOR THE CIVIL UNION FEE.  PLEASE BRING THE LICENSE AND THE FEE TO THE FOURTH FLOOR, COURTROOM 405 AT 1:15 P.M., AND THE CLERK WILL COMPLETE THE PAPERWORK FOR YOU.  ALSO THE COURT CLERK REQUEST THAT COUPLES NOW BRING TWO (2) WITNESSES OF THEIR OWN, AGE 18 YEARS OR OLDER.
 
WE WILL ATTEMPT TO PERFORM THE CEREMONIES IN THE ORDER IN WHICH COUPLES ARRIVE.   IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 1:15 P.M., THE CEREMONY MAY NOT TAKE PLACE THAT DAY DUE TO THE JUDGES’ TRIALS AND THEIR AVAILABILITY.  BUT DEFINITELY NO CEREMONIES MAY BE PERFORMED AFTER 2:00 P.M.
 
IT IS THE POSITION OF JUDGES PERFORMING CEREMONIES THAT THE CIVIL UNION CONTRACT IS A SERIOUS COMMITMENT.  DRESS AND ATTITUDE APPROPRIATE TO SUCH COMMITMENT ARE REQUIRED.  A JUDGE MAY REFUSE TO CONDUCT THE CEREMONY IF BOTH PARTIES DO NOT EXHIBIT SUCH COMMITMENT.
 
WE TRY TO MAKE EVERY CEREMONY SPECIAL, SO YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE WHILE, DEPENDING UPON HOW MANY CEREMONIES WE HAVE THAT DAY.  PLEASE BE PATIENT!