The standard marriage license fee is $86.00 and there is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage ceremony can be performed.
The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:
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 required.
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 consent.
PLEASE NOTE: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only.