Marriage License

The Seminole County Clerk’s Office does not take appointments for Marriage Licenses or Ceremonies. These services are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

How to apply:

The first step in applying for a marriage license is to complete a Marriage License Application. You can print the Marriage License Application off of our website and fill it out before coming in to apply. Please note that there is a 3-day waiting period and it does not begin until after the couple comes together to the Clerk’s office and purchases the marriage license in person. Before coming to the Clerk’s Office in person please review all Marriage License Requirements.

Where to apply: 

Marriage Licenses may be obtained at the following locations:

  • 301 North Park Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771
  • 990 North State Rd 434 #1124, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • 376 Wilshire Boulevard, Casselberry, FL 32707

Visit our Locations page for directions and business hours.

Marriage License Requirements

Who Can Apply?

  • Any male or female age 18 or older
  • Any male or female age 17 with parental or guardian consent. The older party to the marriage cannot be more than 2 years older than the youngest party to the marriage, and a written and signed affidavit must be filed in compliance with F.S. 741.04.

If applicant is a minor, both parents must give consent unless the parents are divorced and the custody and control of the child is placed with one parent. All written consent forms must be notarized. If divorced, the parent must present a certified copy of the divorce papers reflecting that they have full legal custody.

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Marriage License Application
  • A valid driver’s license, state identification card, passport or military identification
  • Social Security number (applies to U.S. residents only)

Additional Requirements:

  • Both parties must apply together in person.
  • If either party has been married previously, he/she must provide the exact date the last marriage ended. If the previous marriage ended within 30 days of applying for a marriage license, a certified copy of the Final Judgment of Divorce or Death Certificate would need to be provided.
  • If the couple have children together born in Florida, they must fill out the Affirmation of Children Born in Florida form.

Waiting Period to be Married:

Marriage licenses are issued the same day as requested as long as all requirements are met. However, there is a 3-day waiting period to be married for couples who live in Florida, but do not provide proof that they have completed a premarital preparation course. Please note that the 3-day waiting period does not begin until after the couple comes together to the Clerk’s office and purchases the marriage license in person.

For example, if a couple comes in to get a marriage license on a Monday they would not be eligible to get married until Thursday.

Florida couples wishing to avoid the 3-day waiting period must produce a certificate or printed letter from a premarital course provider indicating they have completed the course. A couple claiming hardship can appear the Civil Courthouse in Sanford only and petition a judge to waive the 3-day waiting period when applying for the marriage license in person.

To locate an approved course provider, search the internet for Florida Premarital Course Providers.

A premarital course must be taken within one year prior to applying for a marriage license.

There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents.

A marriage license is only valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.

Marriage License Fees:

The fee to obtain a marriage license is $86.00.

The fee can be reduced to $61.00 if they provide proof of completing a premarital preparation course – see Waiting Period to Be Married.

Forms of Payment:

  • Cash
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express

There is a 3.5% charge added to all credit card transactions

Non-U.S Residents and Residents of Other States: (create a drop down)

If you would like to get married in Seminole County and both parties are not Florida residents, you can come to our office to purchase your marriage license and get married the same day.

If you'd prefer, you can buy the marriage license only and get married within the next 60 days anywhere in Florida.

Marriage Ceremonies

Seminole County deputy clerks are authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. Each of our wedding ceremony locations has a private wedding room where family and friends are invited to attend.

Marriage Ceremony Locations:

  • Civil Courthouse: Monday– Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Altamonte Springs Branch: Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Casselberry Branch: Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ceremonies are performed on a first come, first served basis.

Marriage Ceremony fees:

The fee for a marriage ceremony is $30.00.

Forms of Payment

  • Cash
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express

There is a 3.5% charge added to all credit card transactions

Ceremony Officials:

The following officials are authorized by Florida law to perform marriage ceremonies:

  • Ordained clergy
  • Elders in communion with a church
  • All Florida judges
  • Florida Clerks of Court and their deputized employees
  • Notaries Public of the state of Florida