Marriage Licenses

The couple must bring a completed marriage application. Marriage license and marriage ceremony appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday, of 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST, by appointment only.


Before You Make An Appointment

  • Both parties must be 18 years of age*. 

  • Both parties are required by law to read the Family Law Handbook.
  • Read all of the requirements and instructions below.

Schedule An Appointment

  • Select the date and time for the appointment from the options provided.
  • If you want the ceremony conducted when you get the marriage license, only one appointment time is necessary. 
  • The couple must bring a completed marriage application.
  • Read and understand the requirements below that list what is required at the appointment. Failure to do so may result in a failure to provide a marriage license. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Florida Resident – If either party is a Florida resident, there is a 3-day waiting period to get married.

Waiver for Florida Resident Waiting Period – Both parties must complete pre-marital counseling by a registered provider. For information, registered provider

Non-Florida Resident – No waiting period.

Required To Bring To Your Appointment

  • Both parties must be present.
  • Bring the completed and signed application.
  • Premarital counseling - Bring the completed premarital counseling certificate for both parties, if applicable.
  • I.D. - Both parties must bring their I.D., either a driver’s license, military I.D., visa or passport.
  • Social Security Number - Both parties must provide their social security number or alien registration number.
  • If you have minor children – If there are minor children in common born in the state of Florida, complete the Affirmation of Common Children form and bring to the appointment. Do not sign, complete only.
  •  Previously married - If either party has been previously married, the date the last marriage ended and how it ended is required.
  • Fees
    •  License fee $86.00, without premarital counseling.
    • License fee $61, with completed premarital counseling certificates for both parties. If counselor is registered in Escambia County, discount applied and 3 day wait is waived.
    • $2.00 fee to administrator the Oath for the Affirmation of Common Children form, if applicable.
    • Cash, check, debit or credit card accepted. A 3.5% processing fee will be applied to a credit /debit card transactions.

The marriage license is valid for 60 days and can only be used in the state of Florida


  • You must have a marriage license prior to setting an appointment.
  • Marriage ceremonies are performed, by appointment only. Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Fee for the ceremony is $30.00.

*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.