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Florida

The applicants do not have to be residents of Florida.

Florida requires a picture ID such as a driver’s license and Social Security card or a valid passport number or I-94 card. A certified copy of birth certificate may be needed.

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse‚Äôs death must be supplied. If the divorce or spouse’s death occurred within the past 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate is required.

There is no waiting period for Florida residents who have both completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months. There is a three-day waiting period for Florida residents who have not taken the course.

Fees is $93.50. Couples who have completed a state-sanctioned marriage preparation course within the past 12 months are entitled to a discount.

There are no other tests.

Proxy Marriages are not allowed. Cousin Marriages are allowed. Common Law Marriages are not allowed.

If an individual is under 18 years of age, but older than 16 years of age, a marriage license can be obtained with parental consent. If a parent has sole custody or the other parent is dead, the permission of one parent is sufficient. If a person is under the age of 16, the marriage license has to be issued by a county judge, with or without parental permission. If a minor’s parents are both deceased and there is not an appointed guardian, he/she may apply for a marriage license.

Any ordained or licensed clergy, notary publics, and justices of the peace can be the officiants.

License is valid for sixty (60) days.


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