To obtain a Marriage License in Florida, most couples go together in person to a Clerk of Court office in any county. Bring a picture ID such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or valid passport and both parties will also have to provide their Social Security numbers, but do not need to provide Social Security Cards. Fees vary by County – in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the cost of the license is $86 (+ 3.5% if by debit/credit card).
Florida marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the effective date. The marriage ceremony must be performed between the effective date and the expiration date on the license. Out-of-State or out of the country residents are able to apply and have their ceremony performed the same day as the 3-day waiting period for those residing in Florida Law does not apply.
For couples who cannot or do not want to go in person to apply for the marriage license, we offer a Florida Marriage License by Mail option. We apply for the license for you and have your license waiting for you in Florida when you arrive. The fee is $250 (at least 30 days prior to the wedding) Skip the trip to the courthouse by clicking below or by calling 941.356.3492 to get started.