Getting a Florida marriage license is VERY easy.
Fee is $93.50.
There is no waiting period for NON- Florida residents (Florida residents have a 3 day wait).
You must obtain your license in Florida buy you do NOT have to get married in the same county in which you obtain your license.
Blood tests are NOT required.
Witnesses are NOT required at the wedding ceremony.
NOTE: The Courthouse will be closed for holidays on:
Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
FLORIDA COURTHOUSE LOCATIONS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSES:
MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
500 WHITEHEAD ST
KEY WEST FLORIDA
TELEPHONE: (305) 294-4641
HOURS: 8:30AM to 5:00PM MONDAY - FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
METRO-DADE FLAGLER BUILDING
140 WEST FLAGLER STREET, SUITE 1501
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33130
TELEPHONE: (305) 275-1155
HOURS: 9:00AM TO 4:00PM MONDAY - FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
BROWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
201 S.E. 6TH STREET
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33301
HOURS: 8:00AM - 4:30PM MONDAY - FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
You do not have to get married in the same county in which you obtain your license.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE:
Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old to obtain a Florida marriage license. Sixteen (16), and Seventeen (17), year olds must have both parent's consent. If you are younger, parent's consent/consent of a County Judge, and proven pregnancy may apply, depending on the age and situation. Both applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
Applicant's must provide a valid picture-type ID, with date of birth shown. (Driver's License, passport, student ID Card, Military ID, or Alien Registration Card.) There is no residence or citizenship requirement.
If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided. You should bring a copy of your divorce decree with you at the time of application.
The license must be used within sixty (60) days from the "effective date". Below is the effective date criteria:
* If both parties are Florida residents there is a three (3) day waiting period (from the date of issue), before the marriage ceremony may take place. Waiting period can be waived both parties attend a premarital class and present certification of the attendance to the clerk at the time of application. This class must be taken thru an authorized provider listed in Monroe County. Original certificate of completion is required at time of application. List of providers is available upon request.
* If only one of the couples is a Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no waiting period.
* If both parties are out of state residents, there is no waiting period.
A marriage may be performed by regularly ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Deputy Clerks.
$93.50 (cash or check only in Monroe County). The exception is if both parties are Florida residents, have both provided proof of a premarital class cost is then $56.00.
RECORDING OF FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSES:
After the marriage, the person who performed the ceremony must return the license, within ten (10) days, to the marriage license section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recording, a certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville.
The process takes approximately 3 weeks.
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