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Obtaining a Marriage License in Florida 

How to Obtain Your Marriage License Today in different south Florida Areas

Information for Brides and Grooms for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe
Counties
 

 
Waiting Period/Validity of Marriage License
 

 There is a three (3) day waiting period after applying, if one or both of you are a Florida resident.

 To waive the three (3) day waiting period and have your license immediately valid:

1)     Both parties must attend and complete a premarital course from a registered provider

2)     You must provide the certificate of completion when applying for your license

Validity of marriage license application You must get married within 60 days, or the application is not valid
   
Marriage License cost $ 93.50
   
Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age  In addition to the above listed requirements, the following documents must be presented when one or both of the applicants are within this age bracket:

 Minor's Birth Certificate showing parent's name.

  A Parental Consent Form may be obtained at the time of the application. Both parents must be present with their own identification on hand. The exception will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has full custody of the minor. In this case, proof of custody must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required in writing.

 Applicants under 16 years of age: Minors who under oath, swear that they are the parents or expected parents of a child may apply for a Marriage License. If they are already parents, the child's Birth Certificate must be presented. Otherwise, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician.

A previously married minor may apply without the need for parental consent.

   
  Where to apply for the Marriage License
   
Miami-Dade County

Online Pre-Application Complete an Online Pre-

Application, print it and bring it to any of our Courthouses

to obtain your Marriage License.

   
Search Marriage License Bureau records and order Certificates of Marriage (only for marriages after November, 1995). Marriage License/Application Search
   
Premarital course Florida residents must take a four hour premarital course or wait three days for the marriage license to be effective. This does not apply to non-Florida residents. A directory of premarital course providers is available online or at all district court locations.
   
Requirements When applying for a marriage license both bride and groom must apply in person. If one or more of the applicants are minors, under 18 years of age, additional requirements apply.
   
Applicants must present the following  One (1) valid identification is required with the applicant's picture, signature, and date of birth, a Driver License issued by any state in the U.S., Passport, a U.S. Military ID, Alien Registration Card, or State of Florida ID issued by DMV are acceptable. Anyone issued a Social Security Card must provide their number.

 All U.S. citizens and residents must provide their Social Security Number.

 Non-U.S. Citizens may provide one of the following valid Identifications:  Alien Registration Card, US State issued Driver's License, or Passport if they do not have a Social Security Number.

   
(Office Locations) Metro-Dade Flagler Building
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130   
Map
305-275-1155
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
Marriage License Bureau, Suite 1503
   
  Joseph Caleb Center Office
5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Suite #103
Miami , Florida 33142  
Map
305-275-1155
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   
  Coral Gables District Court
3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134   
Map
305-275-1155
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   
  Hialeah District Court
11 E. 6th Street
Hialeah, Florida 33010  
Map
305-275-1155
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   
 

Miami Beach District Court
1130 Washington Ave, Suite 200
Miami Beach , FL 33139  
Map
305-275-1155
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

   
  North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite # 100
N. Miami Beach, FL 33160    
Map
305-275-1155
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   
  South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211th Street,
Miami, Florida 33189   
Map
Suite #1200
305-275-1155
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   
Broward County Online pre-Application Complete our Online Pre-

Application, print it and bring it to any of our Courthouses

or One-Stop locations to obtain your Marriage License.
   
Search Marriage License Division records

Marriage License/Application Search

   
Premarital course

Florida residents must take a four hour premarital course or wait three days for the marriage license to be effective. This does not apply to non-Florida residents. Visit our online Premarital Course Provider Search to locate a registered premarital course provider near you. (See clerk for certificate requirements.)

   
Requirements Both parties (bride and groom) age 18 and over must apply in person, at the same time.
   
Applicants must present the following

 One (1) valid identification is required with the applicant's picture, signature, and date of birth, a Driver License issued by any state in the U.S., Passport, a U.S. Military ID, Alien Registration Card, or State of Florida ID issued by DMV are acceptable. Anyone issued a Social Security Card must provide their number.

 All U.S. citizens and residents must provide their Social Security Number.

 Non-U.S. Citizens may provide one of the following valid Identifications:  Alien Registration Card, US State issued Driver's License, or Passport if they do not have a Social Security Number.

   
(Office Locations) Main Broward County Courthouse
Marriage Division
201 S. E. 6th Street, Room 270
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   
  West Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 180
Plantation, Florida
   
  One Stop Division - Rick Case Honda
(located in the Used Car Building)
15700 Rick Case Honda Way
Davie, Florida
   
  North Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Room 160
Deerfield Beach, Florida
   
  South Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
3550 Hollywood Blvd., Room 160
Hollywood, Florida
   
Palm Beach County The Mailing address is P.O. Box 4667, West Palm Beach,

FL 33402-4667.
   
Premarital course A directory of premarital course providers is available

online (PDF)
 and at all Clerk & Comptroller court

locations
   
Requirements

Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license.

   
Applicants must present the following

Driver's license issued in the United States;

Federal or state identification card; or

Passport showing your name and date of birth (birth certificates or green cards are not accepted).

   
(Office Locations)

Main Courthouse, Room 3.2300
205 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (561) 355-2986

   
 

South County Courthouse 
200 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Telephone: (561) 274-1588

   
 

North County Courthouse 
3188 PGA Blvd., Room 1202
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Telephone: (561) 624-6650

   
 

West County Courthouse 
38844 SR 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430

   
 

West County Courthouse 
38844 SR 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430

West County Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33402

Telephone: (561) 996-4843

   
Family Law Handbook (PDF)

DownloaD in English 

   
Monroe County  
   
(Office Locations) Key West Courthouse
500 Whitehead Street
(corner of Whitehead & Southard, Lester Bldg.)
Key West, FL  33040
305-292-3458
FAX: 305-295-3970
   
 

Upper Keys Gov't Center

88820 Overseas Highway

(88 1/2 Mile Marker Gulf Side)

Plantation Key, FL  33070

305-852-7145

FAX: 305-852-7146

   
  Clerk of Court

50 High Point Road

Plantation Key, FL  33070