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Marriage License

Online marriage licenses are now available!

Avoid driving and waiting in line. Click here and complete your marriage license application online.

Apply for your marriage license in person at one of the following locations:

  • Civil Courthouse: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Criminal Courthouse: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.
  • Altamonte Springs Branch: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Casselberry Branch: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit our Locations page for directions.

Marriage License Requirements:

  • Spouse age
    • Both parties must be eighteen (18) or older
    • Both parties 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 the 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 has children together born in Florida, they must fill out the Affirmation of Children Born in Florida form.
  • Marriage License Fees
    • The fee to obtain a marriage license is $86.00
    • The fee can be reduced to $61.00 if the parties provide proof of completing a premarital preparation course – see Waiting Period to Be Married.

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.

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 at 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.

Forms of Payment

  • Cash
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
    • A 3.5% convenience fee is added to all credit card transactions

Non-U.S. Residents and Residents of Other States

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

  • Appointments are available (Please arrive early.  If you are late for an appointment, you may have to wait or be rescheduled)
  • We do take walk-ins, however you may have to wait if we are assisting customers with appointments
  • Please call 407-665-4300 to schedule an appointment
  • Ceremonies are performed at and between the hours of:
    • Civil Courthouse:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Casselberry Branch Office:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
    • Altamonte Springs Branch Office:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
  • Visit our Locations page for directions

Marriage Ceremony Fees

    • The fee for a marriage ceremony is $30.00.
    • Optional services include the following (prices include tax):
      • Keepsake Certificate for Ceremonies that take place in the Clerk’s Office: $10.70
      • Marriage Ceremony photos provided on a flash drive: $21.40
      • Ceremony photos and Keepsake Certificate combo: $26.75
    • Forms of Payment
      • Cash
      • MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
        • A 3.5% convenience fee is added to all credit card transactions

Marriage Ceremony Officials authorized by Florida law

    • 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

After Marriage is Performed

Marriage License Handbook

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