Florida Marriage Licenses
How to get your marriage license in Key West.
NOTE: The Monroe County Courthouse is now requiring appointments to obtain your Florida marriage license. Call 305-292-3458
Fee is $86.00.
There is no waiting period for NON- Florida residents.
Florida residents have a 3 day waiting period.
You must obtain your license in Florida.
You do NOT have to get married in the same county in which you obtain your Florida marriage license.
Blood tests are NOT required.
Witnesses are NOT required at the wedding ceremony.
Prior marriage: You will need to know the EXACT date your prior marriage ended.
The Courthouse will be closed for holidays on:
Monday, September 5, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
Monday, January 2, 2023
IMPORTANT: The courthouse may close for additional dates during the Christmas and New Year holidays. This may not be decided more than 1-2 days in advance.
Florida Courthouse Locations for Marriage License
MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE – KEY WEST
500 WHITEHEAD ST
KEY WEST FLORIDA
TELEPHONE: (305) 292-3458
HOURS: 8:30AM to 5:00PM MONDAY – FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
Upper Keys Government Center
88820 Overseas Highway
(mile marker 88 1/2 gulf side)
3117 Overseas Highway
(mile marker 48 1/2 on the ocean side)
METRO-DADE FLAGLER BUILDING
140 WEST FLAGLER STREET, SUITE 1501
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33130
TELEPHONE: (305) 275-1155
HOURS: 9:00AM TO 4:00PM MONDAY – FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
BROWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
201 S.E. 6TH STREET
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33301
HOURS: 8:00AM – 4:30PM MONDAY – FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
Florida Marriage License Requirements
Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old to obtain a marriage license. Sixteen (16), and Seventeen (17), year olds must have both parent’s consent. If you are younger, parent’s consent/consent of a County Judge, and proven pregnancy may apply, depending on the age and situation. Both applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
Applicant’s must provide a valid picture-type ID, with date of birth shown. (Driver’s License, passport, student ID Card, Military ID, or Alien Registration Card.) There is no residence or citizenship requirement.
If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided.
The license must be used within sixty (60) days from the “effective date”. Below is the effective date criteria:
NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS – There is NO waiting period.
FLORIDA RESIDENTS – If both parties are Florida residents there is a three (3) day waiting period (from the date of issue), before the marriage ceremony may take place. Waiting period can be waived both parties attend a premarital class and present certification of the attendance to the clerk at the time of application. This class must be taken thru an authorized provider listed in Monroe County. Original certificate of completion is required at time of application. List of providers is available upon request.
* If only one of the couples is a Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no waiting period.
Who can perform a Florida wedding ceremony?
A marriage may be performed by regularly ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Deputy Clerks.
Recording Florida Marriage License
After the marriage, the person who performed the ceremony must return the license, within ten (10) days, to the marriage license section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recording, a certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville. The process takes approximately 3 weeks.