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Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses and ceremonies are being performed by appointment only. Read more on how to schedule an appointment.



When applying for a marriage license, both parties, age 18 and over, must be present.

A Florida marriage license allows a couple to get married anywhere in Florida, regardless of the county the license was purchased from. If you are getting married outside of Florida, obtain the marriage license from the state where you will be married.

State of Florida residents have the option of attending a premarital course from a registered provider, or waiting a 3-day mandatory time period before the marriage license becomes effective. An Online Premarital Course Provider Directory is available to assist you in locating a premarital course provider (see clerk for certificate requirements), or you will find a copy of this registry at any marriage service location (located in the column to the right). Non-Florida residents are exempt from any marriage license waiting period.

Marriage License Identification Requirements:

A valid federal or state government photo identification card is required and must provide the correct legal name, date of birth and signature of the applicant.

Types of photo identification cards accepted are:

  • Driver License (U.S. State or Government)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military identification
  • State Identification Card (U.S. State or Government)
  • Alien Registration Card

In accordance with State of Florida Statute, any person who has been issued a Social Security number shall provide their social security number during the marriage license application process. [Copies of the social security card are not needed, only the social security card number.] Any person who is not a citizen of the U.S. may provide either a Social Security number or an Alien Registration number, if one has been issued. If neither has been issued, another form of ID may be required.

Other helpful information:

  • Blood tests are not required.
  • You do not need to be a resident of this county or the State of Florida to obtain a Marriage license.
  • Marriage licenses are for use within the State of Florida for sixty (60) days from the effective date.
  • The Family Law Handbook in (English or Spanish) should be read prior to obtaining the Marriage License. The Family Law Handbook is also available for viewing in the Clerk of Courts Marriage and One-Stop Divisions.
  • If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death, or annulment must be provided.

To expedite the application process, please complete our online pre-application, print it and bring it with you to one of the Broward County offices (located in the column to the right) for the application process to be completed.

Requirements for under-aged marriage license applicants

Applicants who are at least 17 years of age: In addition to the above listed requirements, the following documents must be presented when one or both of the applicants are within this age bracket:

Any applicant under the age of eighteen (18) and at least seventeen (17) years of age must have the consent of both parents or a legal guardian. If custody of such minor has been granted to one parent, original proof must be provided. You may obtain consent forms from this office. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. Proof of age and parents identity is required. This may be done with a certified copy of the person’s birth certificate. If the parent's names do not match, additional proof may be required.

Additionally, a person that is at least 17 years of age may marry only if the other party is no more than two years older.

Applicants under 17 years of age: Per F.S. 741.04, we are prohibited from issuing a license to any person under 17 years of age.


Online Pre-Application

Prior to obtaining a marriage license, both parties must sign an affidavit indicating they have read the Family Law Handbook in (English or Spanish).

Both parties must apply in person at the same time.

Fees and Costs

VALID FORMS OF PAYMENT — Cash, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, or American Express, MasterCard or Visa credit cards. (Proper identification is required when paying in person by credit card.)


Standard Marriage License Application Fee$86.00
Reduced Marriage License Application Fee$61.00
Original Certificate from Broward Registered Provider is Required 
Marriage Ceremony and Vow Renewal$30.00
Duplicate License Fee$30.00
Amendment of a Marriage License (Requires A Court Order)$30.00
Certified Copy of Recorded Marriage License$3.00
Administration of Oath$3.50
Stamped Envelope$1.00
Photo Copy$1.00
Search Fee$2.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

  • Central Courthouse
    Midrise Building
    (Marriage Central)

  • 540 SE 3rd Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
     Directions To This Location

  • 2nd Floor, Room: 02460

  •  954-831-7283

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • North Regional Courthouse
    (Marriage North)

  • 1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 160

  •  954-831-1453

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • South Regional Courthouse
    (Marriage South)

  • 3550 Hollywood Boulevard
    Hollywood, FL 33021
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 160

  •  954-831-0320

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • West Regional Courthouse
    (Marriage West)

  • 100 North Pine Island Road
    Plantation, FL 33324
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 180

  •  954-831-6528

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays