Who may apply for a marriage license?
- Any male or female age 18 or over.
- A minor whose parents are deceased and no guardian is appointed.
- Minors, who under oath, swear that they are parents or expectant parents of a child. In addition, a
written statement of a licensed physician must verify the pregnancy. When the fact of pregnancy is
verified by the written statement of a licensed physician, the county court judge may, in his/her
discretion, issue a license to marry.
- A previously married minor.
- A person age 16 or 17 with parental or guardian consent.
Is consent of both parents required?
Yes, unless the parents are divorced and the custody and control of the child is placed in one parent.
Then only the parent having such custody and control will be required to give the written consent. All
written consents must be acknowledged (notarized). If the consent form is completed in front of a Deputy
Clerk, proper identification is required. If divorced, the parent must present a certified copy of the
What do I need to apply for a marriage license?
- Both parties must come to the Clerk's office to apply together.
- Each party must show a valid driver's license, a valid Florida State identification, a valid passport
or valid Military identification.
- Both parties must provide their Social Security numbers.
- If either party has been previously married, the party must provide the date his or her last
- Couples who reside in the State need to provide a certificate of completion of a premarital
preparation course. If couples do not provide the certificate, the effective date of their license will
be delayed three days.
- Couples are required by law to read a handbook supplied by the Clerk and sign a statement
acknowledging that they have read the handbook before applying for the license. This can be
done the same day as applying for the license.