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.
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)
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
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.
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
Ceremonies are performed by appointment only
Call 407-665-4300 to schedule an appointment
Civil Courthouse: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.