Florida Marriage Licenses are issued to both Florida residents and non-residents. Marriage license requirements include age of applicants must be at least 18 years old and the couple must appear in person to obtain a license. A picture I.D. with the date of birth must be provided (driver's license, passport).

Florida Marriage Licenses are issued immediately and must be used within sixty (60) days from the "effective date." For residents of Florida, there is a three-day waiting period. There is no waiting period for out of state residents.

Florida Marriage Licenses may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding legal holidays. Licenses may be obtained from any Florida County Administration Office.

Florida residents may waive the three day waiting period by choosing to attend a premarital class and presenting a certification of attendance to the marriage clerk at the time of application.

If only one of the couple is a Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no waiting period.

If either one or both have been divorced within 30 days of the application for the wedding license, a copy of the divorce papers must be  presented to the clerk with the application for the license. If one or both have been divorced  longer than thirty days from the application for the wedding license they will only need to give the date of the divorce

A Marriage license costs $93.50 (cash only). The only exception is for Florida residents that have provided proof of a premarital class.

For further information or questions regarding your marriage license, you may call the Collier County Clerk of Courts 239-732-2646. or Lee County Clerk of Courts 239-335-2283.

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