In order to be married in the State of Florida, you must purchase your license in the State of Florida. The license can be obtained at any courthouse in the State of Florida. Your marriage by the Florida Notary Public or Minister is legal worldwide.
Can a Marriage Ceremony be performed without a Marriage License?
No, Florida Statute 741.08 states that the party solemnizing the marriage shall require a properly issued marriage license before performing the ceremony.
For your convenience attached is the handbook prepared by the Florida Bar that details the rights and responsibilities of marriage. All applicant must sign a sworn statement affirming that they have read this handbook. You may obtain the affidavit at the court.
To cut down on time download the Marriage License Application, fill it out and take to the county clerk house. Please Note: both parties must be present with valid ID.
Where to Apply
Duval County Courthouse - Downtown
330 E Bay St Room 101, Jacksonville, Fl 32202
904.630-1436 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F
1543 Atlantic Boulevard, Neptune Beach, FL
(in the Trade Winds Plaza)
904.270.1508 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M - F
St. Johns County
Clerk of Court
St. Johns County Courthouse
4010 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL
904.823.2333 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
1721 Race Track Road (Julington Creek)
904.230.0107 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
99 N. Palm Valley Road Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
904.285.5945 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Clay County Courthouse
825 N. Orange Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL
904.269.6300 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
1478 Park Ave. Orange Park, FL
904.278.4769 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
Clerk of Court Nassau
191 Nassau Place Yulee, FL
904.321.5705 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
1943 Mickler St. Callahan, FL
904.879.2916 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Marriage Licenses By Mail
Please contact any Florida Clerk of the Courts directly for any questions regarding obtaining a marriage license in Florida. For a list of ALL Clerk of the Courts County Offices though out the State of Florida, click here.