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Florida Marriage License Info

It's thrilling to think about how gorgeous your groom will look as you walk across the beach, locking eyes and taking a deep breathe before you join him at the alter, hand in hand.  However, don't forget one very important element of your special day...your marriage license!

 

If you are traveling to Florida to host your destination beach wedding be sure to make arrangements to visit the local Clerk of Court and apply for your marriage license.  You will need to bring your license with you to your ceremony and give it to your Officiant before they can conduct your marriage ceremony. 

 

There are various companies throughout the State of Florida that offer "license by mail". They are a brilliant way to ensure you are prepared for your wedding day however you need adequate time in order to receive it and go through the process.

 

You can obtain your FL marriage license in ANY County in Florida, it does not need to come from the County in which you are planning to marry.

 

If you have additional questions please contact the Clerk of Court directly.

State of Florida
Marriage License Application Process

 

  • The fee for a marriage license is $93.50 and there is a three (3) day waiting periodfor Florida residents; there is no waiting period for non-residents.

    Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course and can provide completion certificates will only be required to pay $61.00 and the three (3) day waiting period will be waived.

  • Couples wishing to be married in the state of Florida must obtain for a marriage license. Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at any County Clerk’s Office.

  • Both parties are to appear in the Clerk’s Office and sign the application.

  • The legal age for marriage without parental consent is eighteen (18) years of age.

  • The legal age for marriage, with parent’s consent, is sixteen (16).

  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport or State ID with picture)

  • Both parties must be prepared to give their Social Security number.

  • No blood tests are required.

  • Marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance.

  • You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.

 

Be sure to contact your local County Clerk’s Office well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Clerk will be in the office. Some locales will require an appointment.

 

Lee County (Ft Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral, Lehigh, Estero, Bonita)

Lee County Administration Building
2115 Second Street
2nd Floor
Fort Myers, FL 33902
(239) 335-2283
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. / M – F

 

Collier County (Naples, Marco & Immokalee)

3301 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 732-2646
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / M – F

 

Sarasota County (Sarasota, North Port Venice)

2000 Main Street
Rm 102
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 362-4066

 

Miami-Dade County

140 West Flagler Street

Suite 1501

Miami, FL 33130

Ph: 305.275.1155

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / M – F