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, Manatee 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 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 by Mail service for an extra fee.  This process must begin at least 60 days before the wedding.  Call or text us at 941.356.3492 to find out more.

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

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have

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