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Marriage License Information

  • Both the Bride and Groom must visit the office in person, and at the same time.
  • The marriage license may be obtained in any county in the State of Florida. It does not have to be in the county where you are to be married.
  • Both the Bride and Groom must each bring 1 form of valid identification, and also give your social security number.
  • The Ceremony must be performed within 60 days of the issuance of the license.
  • Florida Residents: The fee is $86.00 and there is a 3-day waiting period before you can be married. If you take a Pre-Marital course, you receive a discount and there is no waiting period. E-Application is available.
  • Non-Florida Residents: The fee is $86.00 and there is no waiting period or course requirement. E-Application is available.
  • Coming from Out of the Country: If you are coming to Florida from out of the Country you may need to obtain an "Apostille". An Apostille is a document that certifies to your country that your marriage license is is a true copy. 
  • Your valid marriage license must be presented to me prior to the ceremony being performed.

For more information regarding obtaining a Florida marriage license, you may contact the offices listed below or visit their websites:


Manatee County (Anna Maria Island)
Phone#: (941) 749-1800
Clerk of the Court-Manatee County

Sarasota County (Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Beach)
Phone#: (941) 861-7400
Clerk of the Court-Sarasota County

Hillsborough County
Phone#: (813) 276-8100, Ext. 4366
Clerk of the Court-Hillsborough County

Pinellas County
Phone #: (727) 464-4700
Clerk of the Court-Pinellas County


Married by Mail 


 obtaining a Florida Marriage License

  • You may apply for a marriage license at any FL county clerk office where you plan to be married. These offices are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court.
  • There are no residency requirements for Florida. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Florida to obtain a marriage license that is valid statewide.
  • Blood tests or physical exams are not required.
  • If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided. If the divorce or spouse's death had taken place within the last 30 days, bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. A copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered online.
  • It may take approximately 2-4 weeks to get your recorded copy of the marriage license. If you need a copy right away you may contact the Clerk of the Court's office where you obtained your license. 
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