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How To Get A Marriage License

It is quick and easy to get your marriage license in Florida.  

Here's how to do it.


1. Both parties to the marriage license must appear together in person before the Clerk at any County Clerk’s Office in the State of Florida.  Once you have procured your license, you may get married in any county of the state, regardless of where you applied for your license.  A Florida marriage license is valid for up to 60 days from the time of issuance.  

Here are four County Clerk’s offices in central Florida within driving distance to our chapel:

  • Orange County Courthouse, 425 North Orange Avenue, Room 355, Orlando, (407-836-2067) 


  • Osceola County Courthouse,  2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, (407-343-3500) 

  • Winter Park Court House, 450 North Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park,  (407-671-1116) 

  • Ocoee County Services Building, 475 West Story Road, Ocoee,  407-656-3229)


2. Each party must present at least one form of official photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license, a valid Florida State identification, a valid passport or a valid Military identification.  U.S. residents must also provide their social security number.


3. Couples are required by law to read a handbook supplied by the Clerk and sign a statement acknowledging that they have read the handbook before applying for the license. This can be done the same day as applying for the license.


4. The current fee for a marriage license is $97.50.  There is NO waiting period for non-Florida residents. Florida residents, however, must wait THREE DAYS for the license to take effect.


5. If either party is divorced, they must provide the clerk with the date the marriage ended.


6. There is NO blood test or medical exam required.  


7. The marriage license must be presented to the Officiant/Minister BEFORE your ceremony.  The Officiant/Minister will fill in the necessary information and send the license to the state for processing.  You will receive your official state license in about two weeks.


8. Your Florida marriage is valid within all states of America as well as in all foreign countries.

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