Can an individual who is younger than 16 get a marriage license?

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

  • The person is at least 17 years of age and provides the written consent of his or her parents or legal guardian, which is acknowledged by an officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths; and
  • The older party to the marriage is not more than 2 years older than the younger party to the marriage.

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1. What is needed to get a marriage license?
2. How must I pay for the marriage license fee?
3. Do both parties have to be present at the Clerk's Office to apply for the marriage license?
4. Is a blood test required for the applicants to apply for the marriage license?
5. How long does it take to get a marriage license?
6. What are the basic restrictions for obtaining a marriage license?
7. Can an individual who is younger than 16 get a marriage license?
8. Is the signature of just one parent sufficient to qualify as a parental permission for a minor to marry?
9. How long is the marriage license valid?
10. How long does it usually take to get a certified copy of our marriage record?
11. How much does it cost for a certified copy of the marriage certificate?
12. Does one or both of the marriage license applicants have to be an American citizen?
13. My spouse and I want to renew our vows. Do we need to get a marriage license for this?
14. How do we renew our marriage vows?
15. Do I need my divorce papers or the death certificate of my spouse in order to apply for a marriage license?
16. Can people obtain a license to marry partners of their own gender?