Florida Marriage License

Are you a Florida bride & groom or traveling to Florida as your dream destination to say I do??

Here’s all you need to know about obtaining a marriage license in Florida {in & around Dade County}:

From the Marriage License Bureau –
In order to become legally married in the state of Florida  both bride and groom must apply for a marriage license in person. There is no residency or citizenship requirement to apply for a Florida marriage license.
After a marriage license has been obtained, the marriage ceremony can be performed. A brief  civil ceremony   can be performed by a Deputy Clerk at any of the  Marriage License OfficesThe marriage ceremony must be performed within 60 days of the issuance of the license.
After the marriage ceremony, the marriage license must be returned to the Miami-Dade County Marriage License Bureau.
Premarital course
The state requires all Florida residents to take a four hour premarital course or wait three days for the marriage license to be effective.  This does not apply to non-Florida residents. A directory of premarital course providers is available online or at all  district court locations.
When applying for a marriage license both bride and groom must apply in person. If one or more of the applicants are  minors, under 18 years of age, additional requirements apply.
All applicants must present the following:
  • One (1) valid identification is required with the applicant’s picture, signature, and date of birth,  a Driver License issued by any state in the U.S., Passport, a U.S. Military ID, Alien Registration Card, or State of Florida ID issued by DMV are acceptable. Anyone issued a Social Security Card must provide their number.
  • All U.S. citizens and residents must provide their  Social Security Number.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens may provide one of the following valid Identifications:  Alien Registration Card, US State issued Driver’s License, or Passport if they do not have a Social Security Number.
  • If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death or annulment must be provided.  If the divorce took place in Miami-Dade County go to the  Family Online Case Search and view the docket link for final judgment date which is date of divorce.

 For more info, visit 

 This link takes you to the online pre-application, which makes the application process   quicker when you stop into the courthousehttp://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/mlsweb
The information for the office (their address, suite #, hours, parking info) can be found at:
Metro-Dade Flagler Building
Metro-Dade Flagler Building
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130     Map
Hours Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Marriage License Bureau,   Suite 1503
Tax-Deed Sales,   Suite 908
Payments for Restitution &
Public Defender Liens,
   Suite 1502
Where to Park



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