When applying for a marriage license, both parties, age 18 and over, must be present.
State of Florida residents have the option of attending a premarital course from a registered provider, or waiting a 3-day mandatory time period before the marriage license becomes effective. An Online Premarital Course Provider Directory is available to assist you in locating a premarital course provider (see clerk for certificate requirements), or you will find a copy of this registry at any marriage service location (located in the column to the right). Non-Florida residents are exempt from any marriage license waiting period.
Marriage License Identification Requirements:
A valid federal or state government photo identification card is required and must provide the correct legal name, date of birth and signature of the applicant.
Types of photo identification cards accepted are:
In accordance with State of Florida Statute, any person who has been issued a Social Security number shall provide their social security number during the marriage license application process. [Copies of the social security card are not needed, only the social security card number.] Any person who is not a citizen of the U.S. may provide either a Social Security number or an Alien Registration number, if one has been issued. If neither has been issued, another form of ID may be required.
Other helpful information:
Requirements for under-aged marriage license applicants
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:
Any applicant under the age of eighteen (18) must have the consent of both parents or a legal guardian. If custody of such minor has been granted to one parent, original proof must be provided. You may obtain consent forms from this office. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. Proof of age and parents identity is required. This may be done with a certified copy of the person’s birth certificate. If the parent's names do not match, additional proof may be required.
Applicants under 16 years of age: Clerk will explain procedures.
ALL UNDERAGE APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED AT THE BROWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN FORT LAUDERDALE, ROOM 270.
To expedite the application process, please complete our online pre-application, print it and bring it with you to one of the Broward County offices (located in the column to the right) for the application process to be completed.
|Standard Marriage License Application Fee||$86.00|
|Reduced Marriage License Application Fee||$61.00|
|Original Certificate from Broward Registered Provider is Required|
|Marriage Ceremony and Vow Renewal||$30.00|
|Duplicate License Fee||$7.00|
|Amendment of a Marriage License (Requires A Court Order)||$30.00|
|Certified Copy of Recorded Marriage License||$3.00|
|Administration of Oath||$3.50|
A certified copy of any marriage license that has been issued by the Broward County Clerk of Courts from 1915 thru the present may be obtained in person at the Central Courthouse location. The address and hours of the Central Courthouse location are located in the right-hand column.
As an added convenience, a certified copy of any marriage license that was issued by the Broward Clerk of the Courts from 1998 through the present may be obtained from one of the One Stop Satellite Locations in Plantation, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach. The Marriage Service locations and hours are located in the right-hand column.
The information required is:
*Acceptable forms of payment:
*All locations accept cash, credit cards and money orders only.
Checks and Money Orders (funds drawn on a U.S. bank) should be made payable to the Clerk of Courts in the appropriate amount.
You may obtain a copy through the mail by sending the necessary information to:Marriage Division
Include a stamped self-addressed business envelope. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for a response. If you need further assistance please call: (954) 831-7283.
A marriage license or a Civil Marriage ceremony by the Clerk of Courts Office may be obtained at one of the locations located in the right-hand column.
Both parties must apply in person at the same time.
Please refer to the Marriage License Fees section for detailed information.
The standard marriage license fee is $86.00 and includes a 3-day waiting period before a marriage ceremony can be performed.
The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:
NOTE: If the couple elects the option to attend a premarital course from a registered provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61.00 and the waiting period is waived upon providing an original certificate of completion at the time of filing the application.
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A Civil Marriage ceremony can be performed in the Marriage Division after the license is effective for an additional cost of thirty ($30.00) dollars. No witnesses are required for a Civil Marriage ceremony, however they are recommended.
A couple has the option to take a premarital course from a registered course provider. When a premarital course certificate is presented at the time of the marriage license application, the fee is reduced to $61.00 and the license is effective the same day as issued.
The optional premarital course may be obtained from a course provider who is registered with the Broward Clerk of Courts.
Visit our Premarital Course Provider Search to locate a register premarital course provider near you.
Fees are payable by cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Make payable to the Clerk of Courts. No business or personal checks will be accepted. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are also accepted at all locations.
The form of identification required is a valid photo identification issued by the federal or state government. The photo identification must have the correct legal name, date of birth and signature of the applicant.
The following types of photo identifications are accepted:
In accordance with Florida State Statute, any person who has been issued a Social Security number shall provide that number. Any person who is not a citizen of the U.S. may provide either a Social Security number or an Alien Registration number, if one has been issued. If neither has been issued, another form of ID may be required.
Applicants will be required to provide one stamped, self-addressed business size envelope for the return of their certified copy after the certificate has been recorded. This may be purchased at the marriage counter for $1.00.
There are no blood tests required.
You do not need to be a resident of this county or the State of Florida to obtain a Marriage license. Marriage licenses are for use within the State for sixty-60 days from the date of issue.
If previously married, the exact date of death, divorce or annulment of the last marriage is required.
Per Senate Bill 694, all applicants must complete the form titled STATE OF FLORIDA AFFIRMATION OF COMMON CHILD/CHILDREN BORN IN FLORIDA. The information required to complete this form is the name, date of birth, birth certificate number (if known), and place of birth for each child the applicant(s) is the parent of.
Any applicant under the age of eighteen (18) must have the consent of both parents or legal guardian. If custody of such minor has been granted to one parent, original proof must be provided. You may obtain consent forms from this office. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. Proof of age and parents identity is required. This may be done with a certified copy of the person’s birth certificate. If the parent's names do not match, additional proof may be required.
ALL UNDERAGE APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED AT THE BROWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN FORT LAUDERDALE, ROOM 270.
A Civil Marriage ceremony can be performed in the Marriage Division after the license is effective for an additional cost of $30.00.
Witnesses are not required for a civil marriage ceremony, but are recommended.
A legally married couple may renew their wedding vows in the Marriage Division or at a One Stop Division location. An original, certified copy of your marriage license is required. The cost for a civil ceremony is $30.00.
View the question "How do I obtain a certified copy of my marriage certificate?" above to determine how to obtain a certified copy of a marriage license.
Yes, you can begin the application process on-line but will have to visit one of our Marriage service locations (located in the column to the right) to complete the process. To apply on-line, select Online Pre-Application.
Yes, you can search for your Marriage License on-line by selecting Marriage License/Application Search. If you are unable to locate your license, please contact our office at 954-831-7283 or visit one of our Marriage service locations (located in the column to the right) for further assistance.
Click on Florida State Statute 119.071 for additional information.
No, if you are legally married in another state/country you cannot get married in Florida.