Marriage License

Are those wedding bells we hear?

Marriage License Requirements

  • Both parties must be present and have an acceptable form of picture identification, drivers license are preferred. If you are not a U.S. citizen, a valid passport must be presented.
  • Social Security numbers will need to be provided. If either or both parties are not U.S. residents, then a valid passport will act in lieu of the Social Security number.
  • It is required by Florida Law that a Family Law Handbook be read prior to issuance of the marriage license.
  • If either party has been previously married before, the exact date of the last terminated marriage must be known.
  • The state of Florida now requires a 3 day waiting period if both parties are Florida residents and have not taken an approved marriage class.*
  • The license is good for 60 days from the effective date and can be used anywhere in the State of Florida.
  • The cost of the license is $86.00. If the couple has attended an approved counselling class the price is reduced to $61.00. Provider of the class must be registered with the St. Johns County Clerk's Office. Inquires may call 904-819-3640.

*If you are NOT a Florida Resident there is not a 3 day waiting period.