Apply For A Miami Marriage License

Where Can I Find Information on Obtaining a Marriage License in Miami, Florida?

To apply for a marriage license in Miami, you will need to visit the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts in person, and with your intended spouse (unless certain circumstances make it impossible to go together) between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm.  The Clerk of Courts can be found at the following addresses:

  • Central Office- 140 W. Flagler Street, room 1503
  • Hialeah- 11 East 6th Street, room 100
  • Caleb Center- 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave, room 103
  • Coral Gables- 3100 Ponce De Leon Blvd,
  • Miami Beach- 1130 Washington Ave, room 200
  • North Dade Justice Center- 15555 Biscayne Blvd, room 100
  • S. Dade Government Center- 10710 S.W. 211th St, room 1200


When you are ready to apply for your marriage license, you may either print out a pre-application from the Miami Marriage License and bring it with you to one of the above locations, or you may apply at any of the above locations.    When you are applying for a marriage license, be sure to bring a valid driver’s license or another form of picture ID and if you have a social security card, you will need to bring that as well.  If you have questions about identification, contact the Marriage License Bureau of Miami-Dade County by calling (305)275-1155. 

Will I Be Allowed to Apply for a Marriage License if I am Under 18?

Minors under that age of 18 are permitted to apply for a marriage license if they are over the age of 16, have written consent to marry from both parents and can provide a birth certificate which bears the names of both parents.  If one or both parents are deceased, a death certificate must be presented to the Clerk of Courts.  In the event that one parent has full custody of the minor wishing to marry, a court order showing custody should be brought along with all other documentation for review by the Clerk of Courts of Miami-Dade County.  If one or both parties that plan to marry are under the age of 16, in addition to all other documentation, both parties must swear, under oath that they are parents or expectant parents of a child together.  A pregnancy will need to be confirmed by a licensed physician.  If you have any questions concerning minors marrying in Miami, Florida, contact the Marriage License Bureau of Miami-Dade County by calling (305)275-1155 or by visiting one of the above addresses. 

Will We Be Required to Marry in Miami, Florida When We Receive Our Marriage License?

Once you have received your marriage license, if you and/or your spouse-to-be are residents of Florida, you will have to observe a mandatory three-day waiting period for your marriage license to become valid, you are then free to marry in any county in the state of Florida.  If you and your spouse are non-residents of Florida, you are not required to adhere to the three-day waiting period and you are free to marry in any of the 67 counties of Florida.  If you choose, you may have your marriage ceremony preformed by the Clerk of Courts or a Deputy Clerk of Courts for a $30 fee.  You will need to make an appointment by calling the Marriage License Bureau or by visiting the Miami-Dade County Marriage License to arrange an appointment. 

How Much is a Marriage License in the City of Miami, FL?

Depending on if the couple has completed a marriage preparation course, the cost of the marriage license will vary.  If a couple chooses to take the optional premarital preparation course, the cost of a marriage license will be $61.00.  Those that opt out of the marriage preparedness course will pay $93.50.  You can find a link to a list of providers of premarital preparation courses online on the Miami Marriage License

Where Can I Get More Information About Obtaining a Miami, FL Marriage License?

All of the above addresses are accessible in person for information regarding marriage licenses.  General information is available by calling (305)275-1155 or you may search the Miami Marriage License for helpful information and links pertaining to marriage licenses in Miami, FL.


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