Copyright Nicholas Kurinzi 2015-2019
Here's the legal stuff.
The legal age for marriage in Florida is 18 years old. Couples under 18 must have parental consent. Florida residents have a required three-day waiting period. The spouses must present a valid photo ID to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days.
There is no waiting period required for out-of-state residents.
Residency or blood tests are not required. Both of the spouses must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced upon completion of a premarital course (ask court for details). If either the spouses has been previously married, he or she must present a copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details.
Where to Apply
Hernando County, Clerk of Circuit Court
20 North Main Street, Room 249, Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 540-6382 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hillsborough County, Marriage License Office (813) 276-8100
Tampa Clerk of the Circuit Court
8AM – 5PM
419 Pierce St. (enter on Jefferson St. side)
Brandon Crossings Shopping Ctr
Falkenberg Rd and Hwy 60
8AM – 6PM
302 N Michigan Ave (in the Hillsborough Co Office Building)
8AM – 5 PM
Manatee County, County Courthouse
1115 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34206
(941) 741-4020 • 8:30AM – 4:00 PM
Pasco County, County Clerk
14236 6th Street, Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 521-4468 • 8:30AM – 4:30 PM
Pinellas County, County Clerk
315 Court St., Rm, 150, Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-4876 • 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Polk County, County Courthouse
255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-4547 • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sarasota County, Marriage License Department
2000 Main St., Rm. 102, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 362-4066 • 8:30AM – 5:00 AM
It is my policy to have all the legal documents signed prior to the wedding to insure that all legal requirements are accurately fullfilled.