Marriage License Frequently Asked Questions
Both Parties must be present with a valid State or Government Issued Identification. There may be other requirements if the Applicant is under the age of 18. Please visit our Marriage License web page for more information.
No. Blood Tests are no longer required in the state of Florida
Out-of-State Residents are able to apply and have their ceremony performed the same day as the 3-day waiting period Florida Law does not apply. Florida Residents may have the 3-day waiting period waived if they present a Certificate of Completion of Premarital Preparation Course from a qualified registered course provider. 3-day waiting period commences when applying in person and license is issued by the clerk.
Florida marriage license are valid for 60 days from the effective date. The marriage ceremony must be performed between the effective date and the expiration date on the license.
No. A marriage license may be applied for and solemnized in any Florida county.
The following individuals may perform marriage ceremonies:
All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel, elders in communion with a church, or other ordained clergy. All judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, Clerks of the Circuit Courts, and public notaries of this state. "Quakers" or "Friends," may perform marriages in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies.
Yes. Deputy clerks are authorized and available during normal working hours, Monday through Friday, to perform ceremonies. No appointment is necessary. Please review our fee section for ceremonies.
You will receive a certified copy of your marriage certificate within 7- 14 days after the officiator returns it to our office to be recorded.
Attn: Marriage License
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205