Apply For A Margate Marriage License

We Are Looking for Information About Obtaining a Marriage License in Margate, Florida.  Where Do We Look?

If you plan to marry in Margate, you and your spouse to be will want to travel to the nearest Clerk of Courts location together to apply for your marriage license.  When you arrive, you will need to have two forms of ID, a photo ID and a social security number or alien registration number.  If you do not have a social security number, or an alien registration number, you will need to bring in alternative forms of identification.  If you have questions about alternative forms of ID, contact the Broward County Clerk of Courts at (954)831-6525, ext. 7842. 

Where Are the Broward Clerk of Courts Located?

There are five locations to apply for your Margate, FL marriage license:

One Stop Division - Rick Case Honda
(located in the Used Car Building)
15700 Rick Case Honda Way
Davie, Florida

South Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
3550 Hollywood Blvd., Room 160
Hollywood, Florida

Main Broward County Courthouse
Marriage Division
201 S. E. 6th Street, Room 270
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

North Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Room 160
Deerfield Beach, Florida

West Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 180
Plantation, Florida

If One of Us is Under the Age of Eighteen, Will We Be Permitted to Marry?

If either or both of the parties wishing to be married are under the age of 18, you will need a parental consent form and a birth certificate which bears both the names of your parents. If one of your parents has sole custody, an original custody order will need to be presented to the Court of Clerks. If one or both parents is deceased, you will need to bring a death certificate. If one or both of you is under the age of 16, you will need to be in touch with the Clerk of Courts to determine which steps you will need to take to marry in Margate, Florida.

Is There a Cost for a Marriage License?

The cost for a marriage license in Margate is $93.50 and you can pay by cash, money order credit card, and except at the one-stop division, a check. If you and your intended spouse choose, you may enroll in and complete a premarital preparation course to qualify for a reduced price for your marriage license. You will need to present the Clerk of Courts a completion certificate to qualify for the reduced cost of $61.00. For a list of the providers of premarital preparedness courses, check online on the Margate Marriage License.

Do We Have to Wait to Be Married?

The mandatory waiting period of three days will need to be observed by Florida residents who have not completed a marriage preparation course. Couples who have completed the course, or who are non-residents of Florida will not be required to wait to marry after receiving their marriage license.

What Else Will We Need to Know to Obtain a Margate, FL Marriage License?

• You will not be required to have a blood test to be married in the state of Florida.
• If you do not wish to be married in the city of Margate, your marriage license is valid in any of the 67 counties in the state of Florida.
• Your marriage license in valid for sixty days after it is issued, if you have not been married in that time, you will need to reapply for a new marriage license.
• Your marriage license costs are non-refundable, regardless of whether you marry or not.
• Every couple applying for a marriage license is required to read the Family Law Handbook, which is available online on the Broward Marriage License.
• If you need to speak to someone by phone, you may call (954)831-6525 extension 7842.


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