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Wedding Licenses

Free Wedding Planning - This document outlines the procedures you must follow to obtain your license.

Cost of License
What is the cost of a marriage license?
The marriage license fee is about $93.50 dollars. Couples who have completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the past year are entitled to a discount of $32.50. Accepted forms of payment are cash.

Residency Requirements
What are the residency requirements for Florida?
None. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Florida to obtain a marriage license that is valid statewide.

Waiting Period
Is there a waiting period from the application date to the date the license is issued?
No, you will receive your license immediately. 
Is there a waiting period from the date the license is issued to the date I am allowed to marry?
Yes, there is a mandatory 3 day waiting period for Florida Residents only. The waiting period is waived for couples who complete a state sanctioned marriage counseling course within the past year.

Age Requirement
What is the minimum age a man or woman may marry?
You must be 18 years old or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.
What if one or both of us is younger than 18?
If either partner is under 18, parental consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you are under 16 you can not marry without a court order. A minor who is pregnant does not need parental consent as long as the pregnancy is verified in a written statement by a licensed physician.

Blood Tests and Physical Exams
Are blood tests and physical exams required?
No blood test or physical exam is required. 
License Expires

How long does a marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?
Your license will expire 60 days from the date it is issued. 
Divorced and Widowed Applicants
What if one or both partners have been divorced or have had a spouse die?
If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided. If the divorce or spouse's death had taken place within the last 30 days, bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. A copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered online.

How Do I Legally Change My Name?
What's the process of legally changing my last name after marriage?
Following your wedding ceremony, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This certificate will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need when you begin the process of notifying several government agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc).
Your can complete all the necessary name change documentation prior to your wedding this can be convenient for international honeymoons

If I arrive in the Florida Keys during a weekday prior to the marriage can I obtain a license?

Yes, You can get the wedding license at the Monroe's County Clerks office (Plantation Office) only three minutes from the Coconut Cove Resort & Marina for $93.50, Must have photo ID and date of any previous divorce and divorce paperwork. Florida residents have a three day waiting period. Waiting period and fees can be reduced for Florida residents with approved couples class. Any county in Florida can issue a license good for your marriage.

Miscellaneous Questions
Are proxy marriages legal?
No, marriage by proxy is not allowed. 
Are cousin marriages legal?
Yes, cousin marriages are allowed. 
Are common law marriages legal?
Yes, common-law marriages are allowed. 
Are same sex marriages legal?
No, same-sex marriages are not allowed. 

County Clerk Address and Phone Number List
Alachua County Recorder
Recording Department
21 E University Room 101
Gainesville, FL 32601

Baker County Court Clerk
339 E Macclenny Ave
Macclenny, FL 32063

Bay County Recorders Office
300 East 4th St
Attn: #101
Panama City, FL 32401

Bradford County
County Recorders Office
945 North Temple Ave
Stark, FL 32091

Brevard County Recorder
700 South Park Ave, Bldg #2
Titusville, FL 32780

Broward County Clerk
P.O. Box 14668 Search Dept.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33302

Calhoun County
Clerk Of Court
425 East Central Ave
Blountstown, FL 32424

Charlotte County Clerk
116 West Olympia Ave
Attn: 141
Punta Gorda, FL 33951

Citrus County
Clerk Of The Court
110 North Apopka Ave
Inverness, FL 32650

Clay County Clerk Of Court
P.O. Box 698
Green Cove Sprg, FL 32043

Collier Clerk
Of Circuit Courts
P.O. Box 413044
Naples, FL 33947

Dade County Recorder
Court House
Towers 8th Floor
44 West Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130

De Soto County
Clerk Of Court
201 East Oak St
Arcadia, FL 33821

Dixie County Recorder
P.O. Box 1206
Cross City, FL 32628

Duval County Recorder
330 East Bay St
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Escambia County Recorder
P.O. Box 1111
Pensacola, FL 32595

Flagler County
Clerk Of Court
P.O. Box 787
Bunnell, FL 32110

Franklin County
Clerk Of Court
County Courthouse
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Gadsen County
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
10 East Jefferson
Quincy, FL 32351

Gilchrist County
County Clerk
Highway 129 At Highway 26
Tranton, FL 32693

Glades County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Gulf County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
1000 5th St, Room 148
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456

Hamilton County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
207 Northeast First St
Jasper, FL 32052

Hardee County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
417 West Main St
Wauchula, FL 33873

Hendry County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
Corner Of Hwy 80 & 29
La Belle, FL 33935

Hernando County Recorder
20 North Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601

Highlands County Clerk
P.O. Box 1827
Sebring, FL 33871

Hillsborough County Recorder
P.O. Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601

Holmes County Clerk Of Court
P.O. Box 397
Bonifay, FL 32425

Indian River County Recorder
P.O. Box 1028
Vero Beach, FL 32961

Jackson County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
P.O. Box 510
Marianna, FL 32446

Jefferson County Clerk
Courthouse Room 10
Monticello, FL 32344

Lafayette County
Clerk Of Court
P.O. Box 88
Mayo, FL 32066

Lake County Clerk
315 West Main St
Tavares, FL 32778

Lee County Clerk
P.O. Box 2469
Fort Myers, FL 33902

Leon County Recorder
301 South Monroe St
Tallahasee, FL 32302

Levy County Clerk
Court St
355 S Court St
Bronson, FL 32621

Liberty County Clerk
Hwy 20
Bristol, FL 32321

Madison County
Clerk Of Court
101 South Range
Madison, FL 32340

Manatee County Recorder
1115 Manattee Ave West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Marion County Clerk
110 Northwest 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 32670

Martin County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
100 East Ocean Boulevard
Attn: Recording Dept
Stuart, FL 34995

Monroe County Recorder, Florida Keys Southern Office

Your will be three minutes from the Plantaition Office
P.O. Box 1980
Kay West, FL 33041

Nassau County Recorder
416 Center St, Attn: Rm 10
P.O. Box 456
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Okaloosa County Recorder
P.O. Box 1265
Crestview, FL 32536

Okeechobee County
Clerk Of Circuit Court
304 Northwest 2nd St, Room 101
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Orange County
Recording Dept.
P.O. Box 38
Orlando, FL 32802

Osceola County Clerk
12 South Vernon Ave
Dept. R
Kissimmee, FL 32741

Palm Beach County
300 North Dixie Hwy, Room 201
Recording Department
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Pasco County
Marriage Licenses
705 Live Oak Ave
Dade City, FL 33525

Pinellas County Clerk
315 Court St
Clearwater, FL 34616

Polk County Recorder
240 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830

Putnam County Recorder
P.O. Box 758
Palatka, FL 32078

Santa Rosa County Recorder
P.O. Box 472
Milton, FL 32572

Sarasota County
Marriage License
2000 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34230

Seminole County Recorder
Clerk Of Court
301 North Park Ave
Attention: Recording Dept
Sanford, FL 32772

St Johns County Recorder
P.O. Drawer 300
St Augustine, FL 32084

St Lucie County Clerk
221 South Indian River Drive
Fort Peirce, FL 34950

Sumter County
Clerk Of Superior Court
209 North Florida St
Bushnell, FL 33513

Suwanne County
Clerk Of Court
200 South Ohio Ave
Live Oak, FL 32060

Taylor County Clerk
101 North Jefferson St
Perry, FL 32347

Union County Clerk
Courthouse Room 103
Lake Butler, FL 32054

Volusia County Recorder
Clerk Of Circuit
P.O. Box 43
Deland, FL 32721

Wakulla County
Clerk Of Court
Tallahassee St
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Walton County Recorder
P.O. Box 1260
Defuniak Spring, FL 32433

Washington County Recorder
201 W Jackson
Chipley, FL 32428

Marriage Ceremony performed by Mr. Paul E. Bates as a notary, a wedding minister, or an ordained reverend He is also a current commercial airline pilot. We have vows, poems, readings, prayers and scripture, sand ceremony, wine ceremony and wedding singers that will make your ceremony so very touching.

Subject to change please call for latest information and changes. Monroe County Clerk can be reached at 305 664-1469.

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