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To obtain a Marriage License apply at any Clerk of the Circuit Court Office, usually in your home county.


The information in this box
applies to Sarasota County:






Requirements

•Applicants must apply in person and bring a driver's license, passport, or Florida Identification Card. If either applicant was previously married, the date the prior marriage ended by divorce, annulment, or death is required. Effective January 2015, Florida marriage laws apply equally to opposite-sex and same-sex couples.


Marriage License Information
 •If the pre-marital course is not attended by both applicants the license will not be valid until three days after issuance. Exceptions to the waiting period are non-Florida residents and persons asserting hardships which are determined by the County Judge. For state residents, a County Court Judge may waive the delayed effective date for good cause. Further, a license cannot be issued unless the parties file a statement with the Clerk's Office that they have read the handbook and file an affidavit as to the parties' social security numbers.

•Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.

•If either applicant is under the age of 18 years but at least 16 years of age, a birth certificate and proof of identification is required along with a notarized written consent of the parents or guardian. Consent forms are available at our office.

•Applicants under 16 years of age must obtain a determination from a county court judge.

•A blood test is not required.

The fee is $93.50 payable by cash, credit card, check, or money order payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Upon furnishing a valid certificate of completion from a pre-marital course conducted by a registered course provider when applying for a marriage license, the fee shall be reduced by $32.50.  

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