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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

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 marriage license application fee.

The nonrefundable fee for a marriage license application in Tampa is generally $93.50. Couples who have completed a state-sanctioned marriage preparation course within the past 12 months are entitled to a discount of $32.50. The provider of the class must be listed with the Clerks office.

The Florida Premarital Preparation, is a course provided by a qualified instructor registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court consisting of not less than 4 hours. The course may include instruction regarding conflict management, communication skills, financial responsibilities, children and parenting responsibilities on actual case data compiled from information reported by married couples who seek counseling. The course may be provided by personal instruction, videotape instruction, instructions via other electronic medium or a combination of these methods. A roster is available in any Clerk's Office issuing marriage licenses.

The following methods of payment are acceptable:

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Marriage License in Tampa, FL

Marriage License Requirements:

Both parties must provide proof of the following:

The license is valid in any Florida county for a period of 60 days. Once issued, Florida residents must wait three days to get married.

However, the waiting period can be waived for Florida residents who have presented both of the following:

Otherwise there is a 3 day waiting period.

Please Note: There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents.

Requirements for Minors:

16 to 17 years old (one or both applicants)

All of the following are required:

Requirements for Minors:

Under 16 (one or both applicants)

Marriage License Locations

All locations are open Monday - Friday (except legal holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tampa Clerk of the Circuit Court
Marriage License Dept.
419 Pierce Street
Room 140
Tampa, FL 33601
Telephone: (813) 276-8100 x 4366

Brandon Clerk of the Circuit Court
Marriage License Dept.
Brandon Regional Service Center
311 Pauls Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Telephone: (813) 276-8200

SouthShore Clerk of the Circuit Court
Marriage License Dept.
SouthShore Regional Service Center
410 30th St. S.E.
Ruskin, FL 33570
Telephone: (813) 641-6910

Plant City Clerk of the Circuit Court
Marriage License Dept.
301 N. Michigan Ave.
Room 1071
Plant City, FL 33563
Telephone: (813) 276-8100

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.


All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel in communion with some church may perform marriages. Ministers must complete a certificate of marriage on the marriage license and return it to the office from which it was issued.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

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

It is important that you verify all information with any Clerk & Comptroller location or Clerk's Circuit Civil department before making any wedding or travel plans.

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.

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