The information on
this web page is provided by Affordable Weddings as a public service. It is not intended
as legal advice but rather general information to assist you.
We do not warranty the accuracy of such information, as it is
subject to change by any of the Florida Clerks of Court at any
time. For further questions or to verify information, please contact the Florida Clerk of Court where you will be applying for
your marriage license.
Couples may apply for
a Florida marriage license at any
Clerk of Court in the State of Florida where
they issue marriage licenses.
FOR LIST & PHONE NUMBERS OF ALL
CLERKS OF COURT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA
PLEASE NOTE: We obtained the following information from the Volusia County
Clerk of Court's website —
For questions, further details or information not provided here, please contact the
Florida Clerk of Court where you will be getting your marriage license.
CLERK OF COURT MARRIAGE LICENSE OFFICE:
A marriage license may be
acquired between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays*, at the
Courthouse Annex, 125 E. Orange Ave., Room 108,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone (386) 257-6013.
(No appointment necessary).
Click here for Volusia County Clerk of Court Holiday Schedule
(includes Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce
Inlet, New Smyrna Beach)
MARRIAGE LICENSE FEE:
$93.50 (not included in our services). Payment may be made
to the Clerk of Court by cash, money order, personal check or credit card (there is a
$2.50 additional service charge for payment by credit card).
BUSINESS HOURS: All Clerk's offices are
closed weekends and holidays and the
office hours vary from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Most
offices require that you arrive before 4 PM to
have your marriage license processed that day.
FLORIDA marriage license is required for
marriages performed in the State of Florida
and is good anywhere in the State, regardless of
the county issuing the license. Marriage
licenses must be applied for in person with
BOTH the prospective bride
AND groom present. Applicants must be 18 years
of age or older and provide the office with identification containing a photograph
and birth date. One (1) identification is required with the
applicant's picture, signature, and birth date. Driver's License,
Passport, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, and State of Florida ID
All U.S. Citizens must also provide their Social Security Number.
Those who are not U.S. citizens and/or have no Social Security number may provide an Alien Registration Card,
Passport or any other form of acceptable government issued photo ID. There is no residence or citizenship
status requirement. A blood test is no longer required, and the marriage
license is valid for sixty (60) days anywhere in the State of Florida.
either applicant has been previously married, he/she MUST
provide the Clerk the DATE his/her last marriage ended by
death, divorce or annulment. If that
marriage ended within the last sixty (60) days, he/she must also bring
proof showing how the marriage ended.
(If it ended more than 60 days ago, proof is not
Non-Florida Residents: As long as
NEITHER the prospective bride nor groom is a
Florida resident, there is NO WAITING PERIOD.
The premarital preparation
course is NOT offered to NON-residents.
Florida Residents: Effective January 1, 1999, if a
couple has not completed a premarital preparation
course from a qualified course provider, the
effective date of the marriage license will
be delayed three (3) days from the date of
application. Those couples who have
completed a course will have the fee reduced by
$32.50 and will have no waiting period to get
DOWNLOADS TO SPEED THINGS UP
The Family/Marriage Law Handbook
is required by the State of Florida to be read by all marriage
license applicants before the marriage license is issued. To
speed things up, read it online by clicking on the following
Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act - Family Law
After reading the Family Law
Handbook, print and complete (but don't sign
yet) the following application:
Application for Marriage License.
Then present the completed application at the marriage
license desk, where both of you will then be asked to sign the
document in front of the deputy clerk, present your photo ID and
pay the fee. Following these suggestions should have you in and
out of the marriage license office in just minutes.
LICENSE APPLICATION: Many Clerks of Court provide an online
application on their website. Check the website of the Clerk of Court
where you intend to get your marriage license. For the Daytona
Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and other areas in
Volusia County, click here to apply online:
(You both will still need to go to the Clerk's office to show your ID's, pay the $93.50 fee
and pick up your marriage license.)
FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE BY MAIL:
If you are NOT a resident of Florida and cannot
arrange to go in person to a Florida Clerk of Court during
normal business hours Monday through Friday to apply for your marriage license, you can
apply for it by mail. It normally takes about 60 days and is more
expensive. Click the following link for more information:
Florida Marriage License by Mail.
HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS*