How do I check my marital status in Florida?
Go to Online Search of Official Records, and enter either spouse's name at the time of marriage (Record Type for this search is MAR). There is no charge to view a marriage document in person or online.
Do you need a witness to get married in Florida?
A: Although the marriage certificate has spaces for two witnesses to sign, witnesses are not specifically required by law. A Florida marriage license is good in any county in Florida. However, after the marriage is solemnized, the license must be returned to the county that issued it for recording.
Who can legally marry you in Florida?
Section 741.07, Florida Statutes, provides that the following persons are authorized to solemnize matrimony: State judicial officers (judges) Retired state judicial officers. Federal judges serving in a court with jurisdiction over a part of this state (per Attorney General informal opinion, May 14, 1996)
Can a notary marry you in Florida?
Florida is one of only three states (the other two are South Carolina and Maine) which authorize their Notaries Public to “solemnize the rites of matrimony.” A Florida Notary may perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may only perform a ...
What is needed to get married in Florida?
To obtain a marriage license you need: Identification: a picture ID such as a driver's license, state ID card, or valid passport; both parties will also have to provide their Social Security numbers, but do not need to provide their Social Security Cards.
How long does it take to get a marriage certificate in Florida?
approximately 60 days
How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse in Florida?
To get married in Florida, visiting couples need only go together to the nearest clerk of the circuit court office to obtain a marriage license. Marriage licenses are good for 60 days. The standard fee is $93.50, which can be reduced to $61 for Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course.
Can you get married the same day in Florida?
Yes, for Florida residents. Marriage license applications are issued the same day as requested as long as all requirements are met. But there is a 3-day waiting period to be married for couples who live in Florida but do not provide proof that they have completed a premarital preparation course.
Can you apply online for a marriage license in Florida?
Apply for your marriage license entirely online. To begin the process, please answer a few questions. We will reply with detailed instructions and the required forms to get you started. Please review the requirements below to be sure you are eligible to complete the online identification check and video conference.