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Florida Marriage Licenses
How to get your marriage license in Key West.

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, February 19, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024
Monday, November 11, 2024
Thursday, November 28, 2024
Friday, November 29, 2024
Wednesday, December 25, 2024

WHERE TO GET A FLORIDA 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 – Plantation Key
88820 Overseas Highway
(mile marker 88 1/2 gulf side)
TELEPHONE: 305-852-7145
Marathon Branch
3117 Overseas Highway
(mile marker 48 1/2 on the ocean side)
TELEPHONE: 305-289-6027
MIAMI-DADE COURTHOUSE
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 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. 
IDENTIFICATION: 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.
PRIOR MARRIAGES: If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided.
TIME LIMIT: The license must be used within 60 days from the “effective date”.
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 if both parties attend a premarital class.
SOLEMNIZATION: A marriage may be performed by ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Deputy Clerks.
COST: $86.00 (cash or check; fee for credit cards).  If both parties are Florida residents who have completed a premarital class cost is $53.50.
RECORDING OF LICENSE: After the marriage, the person who performed the ceremony must return the license, within 10 days, to the Clerk, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recordation, a certified copy will be mailed to the newlyweds (approx. 3-4 weeks). The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville. 
APOSTILLE SEAL: Some countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy, etc. may require an apostille seal.
WHO CAN PERFORM WEDDING IN FLORIDA
A marriage may be performed by regularly ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Deputy Clerks.