In accordance with review by legal counsel and the clarification received
by the Clerk's Office through Judge Hinkle's order, effective January 6, 2015,
the Clerk's Office will issue same-gender marriage licenses.
Marriage Applications are issued pursuant to Florida Statute 741.
All couples wishing to get married must apply for a marriage license. Both
applicants must appear in person and bring a valid driver license, passport or
state identification card. If either applicant was previously married, the date
the prior marriage ended by divorce, annulment or death is required.
At the time of application, the applicants must file a statement with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller that they have obtained, read or
otherwise accessed the information contained in the Family Law
The Marriage Kiosk
provides a quick and efficient option for the applicants to enter their
information from their personal computer. After the information is entered, a
transaction number is provided. The couple provides the transaction number to
the Deputy Clerk to print the marriage application.
If both applicants are Florida residents and wish to take a premarital
preparation course, through a registered premarital
provider, the course must be completed within one year prior to
the date of application.The premarital course is not mandated, but will waive
the three day waiting period and reduce the license fee from $93.50 to
If the pre-marital
course is not attended by both applicants, the license will not be valid until
three days after issuance. Exceptions to the waiting period are non-Florida
residents applying for a license, and persons asserting hardships which are
determined by the County Court Judge. For state residents, a County Court Judge
may waive the delayed effective date for good cause.
Below are the
requirements for marriage applications:
applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent
If either applicant is under the age of 18 years but at least 16 years of
age, a birth certificate and proof of identification is required, along with
notarized written consent form
of the parents or guardian.
under 16 years of age must obtain a determination from a County Court Judge
blood test is not required
$93.50 fee is required payable by cash, credit card, check, or money order
payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. All credit card transactions are
subject to a 3.5% non-refundable fee, assessed by a third-party payment
printed copy of the premarital course completion certificate must be presented
to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for filing to receive the application fee
The marriage license
is valid for sixty (60) days after the date of issuance, and may be used
anywhere in the State of Florida.The
completed license must be returned to the Clerk's office for recording within
ten (10) days after the marriage is performed. After the license is recorded in
the Official Records, one certified copy is provided as part of the marriage
license fee.Additional certified copies
may be purchased for $3.00 each.The
original license is sent to the Florida Department of Health and Vital
Statistics for permanent filing.
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