For Getting Married In Florida
of the requirements for
getting married in Florida
is that both parties (bride and groom) age 18 and over must be present
when applying for a marriage license. It does not matter which location
you apply to and you do not have to be a resident of Florida to apply
for a marriage license. One form of the following identification is
required to obtain a marriage license:
A valid photo ID issued by
the state or federal government with the applicant's correct legal name,
signature, and birth date. Driver's License, Passport, Military ID,
Alien Registration Card, State of Florida ID are acceptable. Birth
certificates or green cards are not acceptable.
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 they do not have a Social Security
Number issued to them. Requirements for getting married in Broward
county include a second form of ID if a U.S. Social Security number has
been issued. The following forms of proof are accepted: original Social
Security card, US Military Card, original printed paycheck stub, W-2
form with applicant’s name and social security number, SSA Medicare
card, Third Party Notice or Future Benefits Earning Statement from SSA
with the complete social security number.
expired ID will be accepted.
The standard marriage
license fee is $93.50 and there is a 3-day waiting period before the
marriage ceremony can be performed.
exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:
● If the applicants reside
out-of-state and are able to present valid proof of photo identification
at the time of filing the marriage license application.
If applicants present a pre-marital course completion certificate at the
time of filing the marriage license application.
If the couple elects the
option to attend a State of Florida pre-marital course from a registered
provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61.00 and the waiting
period is waived upon providing a certificate of completion at the time
of filing the application.
The optional premarital course may be obtained from a course provider
who is registered with the Clerk of Courts.
Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of issue.
A blood test is not a requirement for getting married in Florida.
Applicants will be required to provide one stamped, self-addressed
business size envelope for the return of their certified copy after the
certificate has been recorded. This may be purchased at the marriage
counter for $1.00.
If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the
last divorce, death, or annulment must be provided. Copies of the death
certificate or Final Decree of Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment are not
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. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death
certificate is required.
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
I hope this information on the requirements for getting married in
Florida has been helpful. For more information on specific counties,
visit the following pages...
Getting Married in Broward County
Getting Married in Miami-Dade County
Getting Married in Palm Beach County
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