Florida Marriage Licenses

Don’t Forget the Marriage License

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 Marriage License via Mail option.  We apply for hte license for you and have your license waiting for you in Florida when you arrive.  The fee is $195 if you start the process more than 30 days before the wedding or $245 if the wedding is in 14-30 days. Skip the trip to the courthouse by texting or calling 941.356.3492 to find out more and get started.  You can also contact us here.

Sarasota County
Clerk of Court Offices:
2000 Main St.
Sarasota, FL 34237

4000 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293

Manatee County
Clerk of Court Office:
1115 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Pinellas County
Clerk of Court Offices:
315 Court St., Room 150
Clearwater, FL 33756


29582 U.S. 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33761

545 First Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

For more information, visit:

Sarasota Clerk
Manatee Clerk
Pinellas Clerk

Contact us about applying in person for the marriage or using our Florida Marriage License via Mail option.

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