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Marriage License Information

Residents of the State of Florida have the option of attending a premarital course from a registered provider, or waiting 3 days for the marriage license to become effective. A directory of the premarital course providers is available at all district court locations to browse through (the Marriage License Office does not offer this course). Non-Florida Residents are exempt of any waiting period.

Both parties (bride and groom) age 18 and over must apply in person.

Identification: One (1) identification is required with the applicant's picture, signature, and birth date. Driver's License, Passport, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, State of Florida ID are acceptable.

• There is no residence or citizenship status requirement.

• All U.S. Citizens and Residents must provide their Social Security Number. Non U.S. Residents may provide an Alien Registration Card, Driver License, Passport or any other legal form of identification if they do not have a Social Security Number issued to them.

• If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death, or annulment must be provided.

• A ceremony must be performed within sixty (60) days of the issuance of the license.

Applicants who are 16 or 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:

• Minor's Birth Certificate showing parent's name.

• A Parental Consent Form may be obtained at the time of the application. Both parents must be present with their own identification on hand. The exception will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has full custody of the minor. In this case, proof of custody must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required in writing.

Applicants under 16 years of age: Minors who under oath, swear that they are the parents or expected parents of a child may apply for a Marriage License. If they are already parents, the child's Birth Certificate must be presented. Otherwise, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician.

A previously married minor may apply without the need for parental consent.

In order to speed up the process, please fill Dade County's online pre-application or Broward County's online pre-application, print it and bring it with you to one of the County Offices for the application process to be completed.

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