Want to get married on the beach or the river, a lake, a country club, a barn, a church, a theme park, a botanical garden, a private home? No problem! Florida has so many options. Once you have made the decision that a Florida wedding is perfect, you should check the legalities.
Getting your Florida marriage license is one of the easiest tasks on your Wedding To Do list. The state of Florida is the best destination for an elopement, destination wedding, and for Florida residents.
- You can apply in any Florida county clerk’s office and get married in a Florida county other than issuing county.
- U.S citizens must provide their social security numbers and photo identification, such as driver’s licenses or state identification card.
- International visitors must bring passports, or naturalization or immigration numbers.
- Persons who have been divorced need to supply the month, day and year that the last marriage ended.
- Not all Florida counties provide a courthouse ceremony.
- Bride and groom must be 18 years of age
- Three day waiting period for Florida residents
- No waiting period for non-Florida residents.
- No blood tests or medical exam required.
- No witnesses required
- The completed license must be returned to issuing county within 10 days of the ceremony.
- A Florida notary public, ordained clergy, and all judicial officers have the authority to perform wedding ceremonies.
- Expires in 60 days of issuing date.
- Standard fee = $86