Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Now that you've made this important decision, you may need some information on making it legal. Below are the steps required for acquiring a Florida marriage license in Orange County.
Difficulty Level: easy Time Required: 30-45 minutes
- Both the bride and groom must both appear together at one of the
following Clerk of the Court offices:
425 N. Orange Ave., Room 355, Orlando (407) 836-2067
450 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park
1111 N. Rock Springs Rd., Apopka
475 W. Story Rd., Ocoee
these offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F, excluding holidays
- Come prepared! Be ready to provide your Social Security number and one of the following: Driver's license; Certified copy of a birth certificate; Passport; Military identification. If either or both of you is divorced, be ready to provide the date that your prior marriage ended.
- Couples are required to read a handbook supplied by the Clerk and sign a statement of completion before applying for a license. (This can be done at the time you apply for the license.)
- Did you complete the premarital preparation course? If so, bring the certificate of completion with you and you will receive your license immediately . If not, there will be a three day waiting period for your license. A list of course providers can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.
- The cost for your marriage license will be reduced to $32.50 if you have completed the premarital preparation course within the last 12 months. Otherwise the cost is $88.50
- Do you want to be married right away? A deputy clerk can perform the ceremony for an additional $20.
- A marriage license may be applied for in any Florida county, not just where the bride and groom live, or where the ceremony is to be held.
- Blood Tests and physical exams are no longer required for a marriage license.