A Marriage License must be used within 60 days from the effective date. The effective date is located on your license.
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Certified copies of marriage licenses can be obtained from our Archives and Records Division, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The individual must be at least 18 years of age.
Per 741.04, F.S. Issuance of marriage license, with the effect of prohibiting a county court judge or Clerk of Court from issuing a marriage license to a person under the age of 18. However, a person that is at least 17 years of age may marry with written parental or legal guardian consent, but only if the other party is no more than two years older:
If both applicants are not a resident of the State of Florida, then no waiting period is required. If either applicant is a resident of the State of Florida, then Florida does require a three day waiting period from the date you apply for your license. If both applicants have taken a premarital preparation course within one year prior to applying for their marriage license, from a course provider registered with the Clerk of Courts in Florida the waiting period will then be waived.
Example for the three day waiting period:
The State of Florida does not require a blood test.
The following can perform ceremonies:
No. The license is valid only in Florida and you must be married in the State of Florida.
Yes. Both applicants must read and make a sworn affidavit that they have read the Family Law Handbook created by the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.
No. Non-Florida residents and individuals who are not citizens of the United States of America may apply for a marriage license F.S. 741.04. Any person who is not a citizen of the United States, and has not been issued a social security number or an alien with a registration number, is encouraged to provide another form of identification such as a passport or visa.
Witnesses are not required in the State of Florida.
Per F.S. 74121, A man person may not marry any woman person he/she is related by lineal consanguinity, nor his/her sister sibling, nor his/her aunt/uncle, nor his/her niece/nephew. A woman person may not marry any man to whom she is related by lineal consanguinity, nor his/her brother, nor his/her uncle, nor his/her nephew.
Yes. Additionally, the Clerk's office performs ceremonies for an additional charge of $30.