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Please contact our office at (352) 341-6424, option 2, if one party is unable to be present at the time of application.
No. A blood test for marriages in the state of Florida is not required.
Florida law requires a 3-day waiting period between application and the effective date of a marriage license. The waiting period can be waived if applicants show proof of having recently attended at least 4 hours of marriage counseling with a provider registered with the Clerk's Office. If both parties are out of state residents, there is no waiting period.
No. Pursuant to Florida Statute 741.04(1), the clerk of the circuit court may not issue a license to marry to any person younger than 18 years of age, unless
Only if that parent provides proof of sole legal custody of the minor or proof that the other parent is deceased.
Florida marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the effective date of the license. The marriage license must be returned to the Clerk's Office for recording within 10 days after the marriage is performed.
If received in the mail, a certified copy is mailed to the customer to the address provided at the time of application. If the marriage license is hand-delivered to our office, the certified copy is issued immediately.
One certified copy is provided as part of the marriage license fee, there is no additional cost. Additional certified copies may be obtained for a fee of $3 each, or an electronic certified copy may be purchased for $9.00 (please visit www.clerkecertify.com).
There is no citizenship requirement to obtain a marriage license.
No. To renew your marriage vows, please consult your clergyman, chaplain, other religious adviser or personal counselor.
No, the documents are not required. However, the application does require you to note how your last marriage ended (divorce, annulment or death) and the exact date (month, day and year).