Marriage Licenses

A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:00pm, by appointment only. Please review all of the requirements below and call 850-595-4300 to schedule your appointment.

Marriage License Requirements

The following must be provided when applying for a marriage license:

  • Both parties must be present and have an acceptable form of picture identification such as driver’s license, military I.D., visa or passport.
  • Both parties must provide their social security number or alien registration number.
  • Both parties must read the Family Law Handbook.
  • If either party has been married before, they must provide information on how the last marriage ended and the exact date the marriage ended.
  • Both parties must complete the marriage application.
  • The cost of the license is $86.00, without premarital counseling.  If both parties complete premarital counseling by a registered provider and provide a certificate of completion, the cost of the marriage license is reduced to $61.00.
  • There is a 3-day waiting period if either party is a Florida resident, unless both parties have completed premarital counseling by a registered provider.
  • Payment options are cash, check, debit or credit card.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express accepted (3.5% processing fee applies).
  • The marriage license is valid for 60 days and can only be used in the state of Florida.
  • If 17 years of age, a notarized consent form from both parents is required. The other party to the marriage cannot be more than 2 years older than the younger party.
  • Marriage ceremonies are performed, by appointment only.  The cost of the ceremony is $30.00.