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Florida Marriage License Requirements

Before exchanging rings, you'll need a Florida marriage license. Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at your local county clerk's office. Here are the steps to take before walking down the aisle:

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify and streamline the process for many Florida marriage-related services, including: information on obtaining a new marriage license, reasons for requesting a marriage record, as well as changing your name after marriage. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from your Clerk of Court, you will receive a comprehensive checklist and forms packet specific to your needs, fast answers to tough questions and prompt service from a friendly staff.

2: Via the Clerk of Court

If you prefer to access additional marriage licenses and marriage records, visit a state-specific online resource for extra support regarding all your marriage licensing needs.

To get information on obtaining a marriage license or Florida marriage certificate, all you have to do is to contact the Clerks of Court office in the county in which your marriage will take place. There is a list of Clerks of Court on the Web at

When applying for a marriage license you'll need to both apply in person and have a valid ID and your Social Security numbers. If either of you have been married previously, you'll need to have the date when the divorce was final or proof of the divorce if it was granted recently.

Florida Statutes 741 also has information on marriage licenses, including fees and procedures.

You can find the statutes online at Click on the link to "Title XLIII, Domestic Relations" and then click on Chapter 741.

To obtain a Florida marriage certificate is as easy as walking down the aisle. You'll sign the official document following the wedding, then the marriage certificate will be sent to you by the local county after your ceremony.

Download the Florida Marriage License Packet to assist you with the Florida marriage license process, as well as help you research additional information on various marriage topics.