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Marriage License Registration

Congratulations, You are Getting Married! 
 

This is an exciting time for you and your entire family as they watch you enter into one of life's most important decisions. It is important that you do not forget that in order to officially get married in the State of Florida you will need to fulfill all of the necessary requirements to attain your marriage license before your wedding day.  

 

Marriage License 3 Easy Steps:

As long as you meet the criteria below, you should be granted a marriage license in the county that you apply for. You do not need to live in the county to receive a marriage license there. Remember that marriage licenses are only valid for 90 days.

Step 1:  Premarital Course Certification
 

  • Couples are required to take a premarital course before applying for their marriage license. This will help the participating parties prepare for marriage, and help avoid the pitfalls of divorce. This course will give the couple a discount on their Florida marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period.  Couples will also be allowed to marry the same day at your County Clerk of Court by providing their certification.  Register Now!
     

  • Make sure you present your original "certificate of completion" to your County Clerk before attaining your marriage license this will secure the waiving of your 3-Day waiting period, and grant you your thirty percent (30%) discount on your marriage license. Some counties may accept copies of originals.
     

  • If you have been previously divorced please be sure to also provide your County Clerk with your Divorce/Dissolution Documents or dates for all previous marriages.
     

Step 2:  Register with your County Clerk of Court
 

  • It is important that all couples register with their County Clerk of Court in order to process and file for their marriage license.  You will be provided an electronic email with the date of your Court appearance in order to process your documents. You may get a head start by filing for your marriage license electronically on your county's Kiosk below.
     

  • Both individuals bound by this relationship must be present to process and receive their marriage license. Plan a date and time that you can both commit to going to the nearest location where marriage licenses are authorized.
     

  • Once the participating parties are ready to apply for the marriage license, it is important that they make sure that they have proof of identity, age, and residency. Both individuals must be at least 18 years old and show some form of identification (state driver's license, state ID, or passport).   


Step 3: Same-Day Civil Court Wedding


Once you have attained your Marriage License from your County Clerk you may schedule a Civil Marriage Ceremony to be performed the same day at the County Clerk by a Judge or Court Representative for a minimal fee of $30.00 (this fee may vary from county to county).


Remember, in order to attain your Marriage License, it is important to gather the following legal documents in order to expedite your license without delay.  Be sure to check that all of your documents are active and not expired!
 

  • Your Valid Premarital Course Certificate
     

  • Two forms of Photo ID's (passport, driver's license, state identification, etc..) 
     

  • Divorce Papers - Dissolution of Marriages  (in some cases some counties will only require the date of the previous divorce(s)
     

  • A certified officiant, judge, or clergy is required to sign your marriage license in the presence of at least two witnesses for your marriage to be official. We encourage couples to practice good time management for any delays they may experience with the processing of their paperwork.


Register Now for Marriage License Appointment!

Simply click which County in the State of Florida you wish to get married, and complete the County Clerk's online registration form.  An email will be sent to you with the date and time of your appointment when your marriage license will be processed.  (Walk-in policies may vary from county to county).