Q: What are the requirements for a Marriage License?
A: Both parties of the intended marriage must come into the Clerk's Office. Each party must have a valid photo identification such as a driver's license, state identification card, government or military identification card, or a passport. A social security number is required to obtain a marriage license.
A man and woman who are Florida residents must file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court a sworn affidavit, in writing, signed by both parties to the marriage, providing the social security numbers of each party and reciting the true and correct ages of each party. Additionally, a written statement signed by both parties must be provided to the Clerk which specifies whether the parties, separately or together, have completed a premarital preparation course and have read or been made aware of the rights and responsibilities of parties to a marriage as outlined in the Family Law Handbook as specified in Section 741.0306 Florida Statutes. A valid certificate of completion for both parties from the Premarital Preparation Course provider must also be filed with the application for a marriage license. Exceptions to this requirement apply to non-Florida residents and individuals asserting hardshipsQ: Is there a required waiting period?
Q: Are blood tests required for a marriage license?
A: No, blood tests are not a requirement for a marriage license.
Q: How long is the marriage license valid?
A: The marriage must be solemnized within sixty (60) days of issuance of the marriage license. The ceremony can be performed anywhere in the State of Florida.
Q: What is the cost of a marriage license?
A: Fees for marriage licenses are set by Florida Statutes and are subject to change as a result of legislative action
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