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Marriage License info (Florida) 

Everything you need to know about getting your marriage license.

General Info

 Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at any county clerk's. Click Here for Clerk of the Court contact information by county

 You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license. The marriage license needs to be returned to the county clerk it was obtained from.

 To obtain a marriage license you need:

  • Identification: a picture ID such as a driver's license, state ID card, or valid passport; both parties will also have to provide their Social Security numbers, but do not need to provide their Social Security Cards.

  • Fees: Varies by county (approx. $87).

    • Marriage license fees can be reduced by approx. $25 if you complete a 4 hour pre-marital course. Course Provider must be registered with County Clerk you are obtaining marriage license from.

  • The Effective Date (box 18a on license) is the date you can get married.

    • If either of you are a Florida resident, there will be a 3-day waiting period, and your Effective Date will be three days after the Date License Issued (box 18 on license).

    • If you neither of you are a Florida resident, or you have completed the 4 hour pre-marital course, the 3-day waiting period is waived.

  • Marriage license is valid for 60 days after Effective Date (box 18a on license). Your marriage ceremony must happen before the Expiration Date (box 19 on license).

Virtual Marriage License (from the comfort of your home)

For couples coming into Florida for a destination wedding, this is the perfect option for you. You can apply for your marriage license from home before you get here, instead of having to spend time commuting and completing your marriage license at the local County Clerk. Once you get your marriage license emailed to you, you can forward to your Officiant so they have it and can print for you.

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