Apply For A Florida Marriage License

Where should I apply for my marriage license?

Marriage licenses are issued by the county and you can apply for your license at any 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. Marriage license are good for 60 days after they are issued.  

What is the applicable waiting period?

There is a waiting period of three days after the license is issued before it becomes valid. The waiting period does not apply to out of state residents who are getting married in Florida. Also, if the couple completes an approved premarital counseling class before applying for the marriage license then they can also waive the three day waiting period. Information on applicable premarital courses should be available from your local County Clerk’s office.

How much do marriage licenses cost in Florida?

The license fee is generally $93.50. However, if the couple attends a registered premarital counseling class and can provide a certificate of completion, then the fee is reduced to $61.

What information needs to be provided for the application?

Generally, both the bride and groom will need to provide their full names, date of births, and social security numbers for the marriage license application. You will also need to present government issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, that shows your name and date of birth before you can sign and file the application. If either party has been previously married, you will also need to provide the exact date of the final divorce decree, annulment, or death of the previous spouse.

Is there an age requirement to get married?

Parties over the age of 18 do not need parental consent and can apply for a marriage license on their own. Parties that are 16 or 17 years old need to obtain parental consent from both parents to be issued a license. If one parent has been granted sole custody, then only their consent is required but they must provide proof of the custody arrangement.  


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