How to Get Married in Florida?
In order to officially get married in your State, it is important that you fulfill all of the necessary requirements to attain your marriage license before your wedding day.
A certified officiant, judge, or clergy is required to sign your marriage license in the presence of at least two witnesses for your marriage to be official. We encourage couples to practice good time management for any delays they may experience with the processing of their paperwork.
As long as you meet the criteria below, you should be granted a marriage license in the county that you apply for. You do not need to live in the county to receive a marriage license there. Remember that marriage licenses are only valid for 90 days.
Couples are required to take a premarital course before applying for their marriage license. This will help the participating parties prepare for marriage, and help avoid the pitfalls of divorce. This course will give the couple a 30-60% discount on their Florida marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period. Press the following link to register for your Premarital Course now: https://www.premaritalcourses.com/selfpacedcourse
Once the participating parties are ready to apply for the marriage license, it is important that they make sure that they have proof of identity, age, and residency. Both individuals must be at least 18 years old and show some form of identification (state driver's license, state ID, or passport).
You may also get a head start by filing for your marriage license application electronically on your county's Kiosk online. It is required that you register and obtain an appointment with your County Clerk of Court before arriving at the courthouse. You may click your county link below to get started!
Both individuals bound by this relationship must be present to receive their marriage license. Plan a date and time that you can both commit to going to the nearest location where marriage licenses are authorized.
Make sure you present your "certificate of completion" to your County Clerk before attaining your marriage license this will secure the waiving of your 3-Day waiting period, and grant you your thirty percent (30%) discount on your marriage license.
Once you have attained your Marriage License from your County Clerk you may schedule a Civil Marriage Ceremony to be performed the same day at the County Clerk by a Judge or Court Representative for a minimal fee of $30.00 (this fee may vary from State or County).
Take a minute to gather any of the following information:
The United States Driver's License, Passport, State Provided Identification Card, Residence Card.
Court Civil Wedding Ceremony
Once you have attained your Marriage License from your County Clerk you may schedule a Civil Marriage Ceremony to be performed the same day at the County Clerk by a Judge or Court Representative for a minimal fee of $30.00 (this fee may vary from county to county).
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