Must I apply for a marriage license in the county where I live or in the county where the ceremony is
going to be held?
No. A marriage license may be applied for and solemnized in any Florida county.
Where can I apply for a marriage license?
A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday, except holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the following offices of the Clerk of the Court:
Florida Clerks of the Court
How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?
The marriage must be solemnized within sixty (60) days of issuance of the marriage license.
Who may perform marriage ceremonies?
- The following officials are authorized by Florida law to perform marriage ceremonies:
- A regularly ordained minister or other ordained clergy;
- Elders in communion with some church;
- All judicial officers (judges) of the State of Florida;
- Clerks of the Circuit Courts and their deputized employees;
- Notary Public of the State of Florida.
Who is a "regularly ordained minister"?
A "regularly ordained minister" is a minister who has been recognized in the
manner required by the regulations of his or her respective religious denomination
to perform marriage ceremonies.