These simple guidelines provide information on how to get married in Florida.

Soon, you’ll be on your way to wedded bliss!

  • Out of State Residents:  To get married in Florida, couples visiting the state need only go together to the nearest clerk of the circuit court office to obtain a marriage license. Out-of-State Residents are able to apply and have their ceremony performed the same day; the 3-day waiting period Florida Law does not apply.

  • Florida residents:  There is a 3-day waiting period after issuance of the license before you can get married, unless you have completed the Florida pre-marital course, in which case the waiting period is waived.

  • Marriage licenses are good for 60 days. The standard fee is $86.00, which can be reduced to $61 for Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course. It’s not necessary for residents to obtain licenses from their home county – you can be married anywhere in the state (the certificate must be filed where you obtained it). Be prepared to pay cash, charge or personal check.