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Marriage License

Marriage License Guide: Essential Steps to Legalize Your Union

How to get a Florida Marriage License.
Requirements For Getting Married In Florida

Marriage License Requirements:

One of the requirements for getting married in Florida is that both parties (bride and groom) age 18 and over must be present when applying for a marriage license. It does not matter which location you apply to and you do not have to be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage license. One form of the following identification is required to obtain a marriage license:

A valid photo ID issued by the state or federal government with the applicant's correct legal name, signature, and birth date. Driver's License, Passport, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, State of Florida ID are acceptable. Birth certificates or green cards are not acceptable.

All U.S. Citizens and Residents must provide their Social Security Number. Non- U.S. Residents may provide an Alien Registration Card, Driver License, Passport or any other legal form of identification if they do not have a Social Security Number issued to them. Requirements for getting married in Broward county include a second form of ID if a U.S. Social Security number has been issued. The following forms of proof are accepted: original Social Security card, US Military Card, original printed paycheck stub, W-2 form with applicant’s name and social security number, SSA Medicare card, Third Party Notice or Future Benefits Earning Statement from SSA with the complete social security number. No expired ID will be accepted.

It only takes 15 minutes to get the license at ANY Florida Courthouse

The standard marriage license fee is $93.50 and there is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage ceremony can be performed.

The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are: 

NOTE: If the couple elects the option to attend a State of Florida pre-marital course from a registered provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61.00 and the waiting period is waived upon providing a certificate of completion at the time of filing the application.

The optional premarital course may be obtained from a course provider who is registered with the Clerk of Courts.

Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

A blood test is not a requirement for getting married in Florida.

Applicants will be required to provide one stamped, self-addressed business size envelope for the return of their certified copy after the certificate has been recorded. This may be purchased at the marriage counter for $1.00.

If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death, or annulment must be provided. Copies of the death certificate or Final Decree of Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment are not required.

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