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If one or both of you are a Florida Resident, here is the information you need to get your marriage license.

NOTE

  • Florida Residents have a 3-Day waiting period to marry (F.S. 741.04) unless a Premarital Counseling Course Completion Certificate is presented.
  •  Your state residency is based on the photo ID you present at the time you apply. 

Know Before You Apply

REQUIREMENTS

To get a license, you must:

No blood test is required.

When and Where You Can Use Your License

Your marriage license:

 

What to Bring

  • Valid, government-issued photo ID (i.e. Driver's License, Passport, state-issued ID card, and military ID.) 
    NOTE: Your state residency is determined by the address on your photo ID.
  • Date of Birth (No documentation needed, just know the date.)
  • Social Security Number (No card needed, just know the number.)
  • Cash, credit card, check or money order to pay the license fee
  • Premarital Counseling Certificate of Completion (if taken, optional)
  • Date your previous marriage ended - either by death, annulment or divorce (No copies needed, just know the date.)

View a Pre-Wedding Checklist of what to bring.

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Apply Online

All couples can begin their marriage application online before visiting the Clerk and Comptroller's office. This means you can apply from the convenience of your home, anywhere in the world, and anytime of the day or night. 

Begin your online Marriage Application today. Then, plan to appear at one of the Clerk and Comptroller's two office locations to complete the application process. We will hold your marriage license application request for 60 days, after which you will need to reapply.

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Save Money

Get Married at the Courthouse

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, marriage ceremonies are temporarily suspended until further notice. 

The Clerk and Comptroller can marry you in one of our beautiful, courthouse wedding settings for only $30.

Take a Premarital Counseling Course

Couples who bring in proof of completing a premarital counseling course pay a reduced marriage license fee. Couples must choose from our directory of Registered Premarital Course Providers.

Save When Paying

Marriage fees can be paid with cash, check, money order, and credit cards. All credit card payments are subject to a 3.5% processing fee. Consider paying with cash or check when you apply for your marriage license.

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Save Time

Before You Come to the Clerk's Office

You don't need an appointment and the application process takes 30 minutes or less. If you're in a hurry, here are hints to help you save time.

Once You Are Here, Choose your Wedding Date

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What to Expect

For Couples Who Apply Online 

If you filled out your marriage application online, before coming to the Clerk and Comptroller's office, be sure both of you bring your government-issued photo identification. You can go directly to the counter where the deputy clerk will assist you in completing the application process.

For Couples Who Apply in Person

If you did not apply for your marriage license online, before visiting the Clerk and Comptroller's office, you'll start by using a customer services kiosk to fill out your marriage application, review the Family Law Handbook (en Espanol), electronically complete and submit your application, and then go to the counter where the deputy clerk will assist you in completing the application process. 

Completing the Application Process

At the counter, the deputy clerk will review your application, provide an oath, collect your payment, and issue your license. Both of your must have your government-issued photo identification with you.

The deputy clerk will also go over important information and instructions about using your license with you. Once you receive your Marriage License and the handout, Important Information for your Wedding Officiant, be sure to give them both to the person who will be performing your wedding ceremony so that they understand:

  • Important dates, such as the first and last day you can get married, and when your license needs to be returned;
  • Who can marry you;
  • How to complete the license, and who need to sign it after your ceremony; and
  • How and where to return your license to the Clerk and Comptroller.

Once we receive your executed license, we will place it on record with the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, and mail you a letter of congratulations along with a keepsake, gold-sealed certified copy for your records.

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