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Florida law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

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Marriage License in Orange County

Florida law requires all couples wishing to get married to apply for a marriage license. Please review the information below for marriage license requirements.

Who may apply for a marriage license?

Please Note: If person is a minor, both parents must give consent unless the parents are divorced and the custody and control of the child is placed with one parent. All written consents must be notarized, which can be done at the Clerk's Office for a fee of $7.00. If divorced, the parent must present a certified copy of the divorce papers.

What do I need to apply for a marriage license?

What is the cost of a marriage ceremony at the Clerk's Office?

A ceremony at the Clerk's Office is $30. Deputy clerks are authorized to perform ceremonies. They are held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through Friday at our Apopka, Ocoee and Winter Park offices. At the Orlando courthouse, ceremonies are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The fee for this service is set by Florida Statute and is $30.00. Ceremonies are performed on a first come, first served basis at each of our offices.

When do I take the premarital preparation course?

Within one year prior to applying for a license.

How do I find a course provider?

Here's a list of premarital counselors.

Where can I apply for a marriage license in Orange County?

A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday, except holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the following Clerk's offices:

How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?

The marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days.

Who may perform the ceremony?

The following officials are authorized by Florida law to perform marriage ceremonies:

The law provides that ceremonies also may be performed among Quakers or "Friends" in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies.

May a marriage be solemnized without a license?

No. Section 741.08, Florida Statutes, states that the party solemnizing the marriage shall require a properly issued license before performing the ceremony.

When and who should return the license to the Clerk?

A marriage cannot be officially recorded until the license is returned to the Clerk. It should be returned within 10 days of the wedding. The party that performed the marriage is responsible for returning the completed license.

Name Changes on Other Documents

If your marriage means a change in name or address, remember to notify the following agencies:

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Department of Children and Families
Division of Vital Statistics
P. O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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