Florida Marriage License FAQs

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The date is set, the location has been chosen, and the plans are underway! How do you make it official with the state? A marriage license is valid for 60 days, so plan accordingly.


You do not have to be a resident of Florida.


A picture ID such as a driver’s license and your Social Security card or a valid passport or I-94 card is required. You may be asked for a certified copy of your birth certificate.


To apply for a marriage license, you and your significant other must be at least 18 years of age.

Waiting Period

There is a 3-day waiting period after applying for your marriage license. If you have taken a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months, there is no waiting period.

Second Marriage

If you have been married previously, the date of your divorce or date of your spouse’s death must be supplied. If the divorce or spouse’s death occurred within the past 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate is required.


There is a $93.50 fee for applying. Check with the courthouse in your county to see if they accept credit cards, personal checks or cash. If you and your significant other attended a state sanctioned marriage prep course, this fee may be discounted. The course is a four-hour course to improve communication, financial and parenting skills before marriage.

For more information, contact the courthouse in the county where you are located. A marriage license in Florida is issued by a county court judge or a clerk of the circuit court.

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