The Criminal Justice Center is performing indoor and outdoor ceremonies, weather permitting. The ceremony room comfortably fits sixteen guests. The Casselberry Branch and Altamonte Springs Branch can accommodate two guests, and it is highly encouraged to make an appointment.
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To obtain a marriage license, you must first complete the application process. This can be done online or in-person! Once the application has been submitted and paid for, the license must be validated. The license is only good for 60 days from the date it is issued. After the marriage ceremony, the license must be returned within 10 days to the Seminole County Clerk of Court to be recorded in the official records of Seminole County.
Marriage License and Ceremony 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 prior to applying for the marriage license (see Waiting Period)
Proof must be provided with an application at the time of payment in person or online.
Application fees will not be refunded.
The fee for a marriage ceremony is $30.00.
Optional services include the following (prices include tax):
Keepsake certificate – $10.70
Marriage ceremony photos via email – $20.00
Certificate and photo package – $26.75
No themes until further notice
Forms of Payment
MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express
There is a 3.5% convenience fee added to all credit card transactions
Requirements to Obtain a Marriage License
Both parties are at least eighteen (18) years of age or, if not 18,
then at least 17 years of age with the written consent of his/her parent or legal guardian(s), which is acknowledged by an officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths;
the older party to the marriage is not more than 2 years older than the younger party to the marriage
A completed Marriage Application
A valid driver license, state identification card, passport, or military identification card
Social Security number (applies to U.S. residents only)
Both parties must apply together virtually or in-person
If one or both parties are not fluent in English, a translator over the age of 18 with a valid ID will be required
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 Judgement of Divorce or Death Certificate would need to be provided
If one or both parties are not fluent in English, a translator over the age of 18 with valid ID will be required
Virtual Application Process: Review the information below, complete the online application and submit with payment as indicated:
Once your application is received, you will receive an email with instructions on validating your license virtually. You may also go to one of the locations listed above. Make sure your online application is complete and has been submitted with payment, (please note: Apple browsers do not work with our website, it is suggested that you use Google Chrome.)
Both parties must be present and must appear within 5 minutes of the appointment time
If one or both parties are not fluent in English, they will have to come to one of the locations in person with a translator that is over the age of 18
Once the virtual process has been completed, you will receive your validated marriage license by email
The marriage license is only valid in the State of Florida and only for 60 days from the date issued as written on the license and ends on the expiration date written on the license.
Waiting Period before eligible to be Married
There is a 3-day waiting period to be married for couples who live in the state of Florida and have not provided proof of completing the premarital preparation course within one year prior to applying for the marriage license
The 3-day waiting period does not begin until after the couple comes together virtually or in-person to validate the marriage license
Florida couples wishing to avoid the 3-day waiting period must provide a certificate or printed letter from a premarital course provider indicating they have completed the course within one year prior to applying for a marriage license
A couple claiming hardship can appear at the Criminal Justice Center at 101 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida (this location 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
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 prefer, you can buy the marriage license only and get married within the next 60 days anywhere in Florida
Ceremonies at our locations will be performed by a Seminole County deputy clerk as authorized by Florida Statute.
Altamonte Springs Branch – 990 North State Road 434, Suite 1124, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Criminal Justice Center – 101 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773
Upon receipt of the returned and executed marriage license, the Clerk’s office will record the license in the Official Public Records of Seminole County, Florida. Note: There will be no record of the marriage license until the license is recorded
The Clerk’s office will provide one certified copy of the marriage license to you at no additional charge
Additional certified copies of the marriage license may be obtained from any one of our locations with payment of $3.00 per copy. Copies may also be ordered online
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