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A Guide to Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies

A marriage license may be obtained in Room 111 of the Wakulla County Courthouse.

It would be helpful if you could arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. to complete your application.  Both parties must apply in person at the same time.

The application fee is $93.50, unless premarital counseling has been performed by a registered provider, in which case the application fee is $61.00.  You will need to present your certificate of completion in order to be eligible for this discount.  Please feel free to call our office at (850) 926-0301 to request a facsimile of the approved course providers.

Fees are payable in cash, check or money order.

United States citizens are required to present a photo ID, which has the correct legal name, correct date of birth and signature.
We will accept one of the following:

  • Driverís License
  • Passport
  • Military ID or State Identification Card

Non-United States citizens must present a Passport or a valid government issued alien registration card with photo, date of birth and signature.

Expired identification will not be accepted.

There is a three day waiting period after the marriage license is obtained before a ceremony may be performed, unless the couple has taken a premarital course from a registered provider, or unless the couple is from out-of-state.

You will be required to acknowledge that you have read the "Florida Marriage Handbook" and you may obtain a copy at our office or at the link: Florida Association of Court Clerks web site.

Other Useful Information:

  • Blood tests are not required.
  • You do not need to be a resident of Florida.
  • Marriage licenses are valid for sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.
  • If divorced or widowed the exact date the last marriage ended or date of death of your spouse is required.
  • Any applicant under the age of 18 must have the consent of both parents. Consent forms may be obtained from this office. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required.
  • A civil marriage ceremony can be performed by a Clerk or Deputy Clerk. The fee for performing the ceremony is $30.00.
  • No witnesses are required for a marriage ceremony.
  • If you need a certified copy of a marriage license dial (850) 926-0326. You may also order one from www.myflorida.com.

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Red Arrow Marriage FAQs