All couples planning on getting married in Florida must get a marriage license from a courthouse or from a by-mail service.
All marriage licenses in Florida are issued by either a county court judge or a clerk of the court using their unique hand and seal and are valid for 60 days once issued.
You can apply for your marriage license at any county clerk's office across Florida and the license is valid across the entire state regardless of where it is issued. This is true when you make an application by mail, one courthouse will issue it but it is valid for the whole state of Florida.
Photographic ID’s are required for all Florida marriage license applications which can include:
Driver's license (US couples only)
State ID card (US couples only)
Valid passport (overseas couples only)
US couples also need to provide their Social Security numbers on the wedding application. If you have been married before you will need to produce a copy of your decree absolute when attending a courthouse.
Online applications with Florida Marriage Licence By Mail start from $200. The online application incurs a higher cost as it includes the marriage license fee, additional administration, timely responses, expertise and advice, and license mailed back and forth to the courthouse and couples.
The key benefit of applying online is the valuable time, expense, and stress saved from not having to visit a courthouse whilst in Florida.
In-person applications (at the courthouse) differ by county with an average cost of around $95. We’ve compiled a definitive list of courthouses and the cities that they serve below.
201 East University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601