The following must be provided when applying for a marriage license:
- One of the following: Valid Driver’s license, military I.D., alien registration card or passport
- Know your social security number or alien registration number
- Know month, date and year previous marriage ended
- Cost of license $86 without pre-marital counseling
- Cost of License $61 with pre-marital counseling (must provide certificate of completion)
- Must provide translator if either party cannot read or speak English
Temporary Customer Service Mitigation Efforts for COVID-19 Pandemic
In an effort to balance the safety of our personnel and the community while providing court services, until further notice, parties may obtain a marriage license as follows:
- Parties must read the Family Law Handbook online
- Parties must complete marriage application online and email completed copy along with a copy of both party’s picture I.D. to email@example.com. Once the Clerk has received and processed the application, parties will be contacted by phone to schedule an audio video conference to administer oath, receive payment and provide further instructions.
- Payment Option: Debit or Credit card only (3.5% processing fee applies)
- If pre-marital counseling has been completed by a registered provider, the certificate should also be emailed with the marriage application.
- The Clerk is performing virtual ceremonies only at this time.
- Please contact our Marriage department at 850-595-4300 if you have any questions
All fees are payable by:
- Mastercard, Visa, Check
- Money Order Payable to the Clerk of Circuit Court
There is a 3.5 % fee added when paid by Mastercard and Visa.
The law in Florida is in flux and subject to change. Please do not rely on this website as legal advice or to reflect the current state of the law. Please contact our Marriage Department at 850-595-4300 if you have any questions.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court acts as agent for the State of Florida for issuing licenses per Florida Statute 741.
Every marriage license shall be issued by a county judge or clerk of the circuit court under his/her hand and seal. The county judge or clerk of the circuit court shall issue such license, upon application for the license, if there appears to be no impediments to the marriage. [F.S. 741.01]
No county court judge or clerk of the circuit court in this state shall issue a license for the marriage of any person unless there shall be first presented and filed with him/her an affidavit in writing, signed by both parties to the marriage, made and subscribed before some person authorized by law to administer an oath, reciting the true and correct ages of such parties; unless both parties shall be over the age of 18, except as provided in 741.0405. [F.S. 741.04]
- Where can I obtain a certified copy of a marriage license?
- What is age limit a person can get a marriage license without parental consent?
- If under the age of 18, can I still get a marriage license?
- Is a waiting period required?
- Is a blood test required?
- Who can perform marriage ceremonies?
- If I get a marriage license in the State of Florida, can I take it to another state to be married?
- How long is a marriage license good for?
- Will we have to read any material prior to our marriage license being issued?
- Must I be a Florida resident or a U.S. Citizen to apply for a marriage license?
- Do I need to bring witnesses?
- Can I marry a relative?
- Can I marry a person of the same sex as I am?
- Is my marriage in another state to a person of the same sex recognized in Florida?