Marriage License FAQ's

The Fee for a Florida Marriage License is $86.00

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         (Please contact me if you will not arrive in Florida in time to obtain your marriage license, the courts are open Monday - Friday usually from 9am-4pm) (excluding Holidays)
In order to speed up the process, you may pre-register on-line for your marriage license in the County where you will obtain it.

Once the pre-registration is completed print/write down the file # and bring it with you to the Courthouse in the County where you pre-registered.

  • Some Counties in Florida do not offer this service.
  • You do not have to pre-register in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • Marriage licenses are issued by the county and you can apply for your license at any Courthouse County Clerk’s office in the state. You do not need to apply for the license in the county where the marriage will take place as the license is good throughout the state, once it is issued. 
  • A Marriage License is good for 60 days after it is issued.

  • All applicants must present the following: 

    • One (1) identification is required with the applicant's picture, signature, and date of birth, a Driver License issued by any state in the U.S., Passport, a U.S. Military ID, Alien Registration Card, or State of Florida ID issued by DMV are acceptable. Anyone issued a Social Security Card must provide their number..

    • There is no residence or citizenship status requirement.

    • All U.S. Citizens and Residents must provide their Social Security Number. 
    • Non U.S. Residents may provide an Alien Registration Card, Driver License, Passport or any other legal form of identification.

  • • If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death, or annulment must be provided.

  • • A ceremony must be performed within sixty (60) days of the issuance of the license.

    • Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age: In addition to the above listed requirements, the following documents must be presented when one or both of the applicants are within this age bracket: 
    • Minor's Birth Certificate showing parent's name. 
    • A Parental Consent Form may be obtained at the time of the application. Both parents must be present with their own identification on hand. The exception will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has full custody of the minor. In this case, proof of custody must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required in writing. 
    • Applicants under 16 years of age: Minors who under oath, swear that they are the parents or expected parents of a child may apply for a Marriage License. If they are already parents, the child's Birth Certificate must be presented. Otherwise, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician. 
    • A previously married minor may apply without the need for parental consent.

    • Residents of the State of Florida have the option of attending a premarital course from a registered provider, or waiting 3 days for the marriage license to become effective. This waiting period is waived if you complete the 4-hour premarital course.