Marriage licenses are handled by the Clerk’s Office. To obtain a marriage license both parties must complete a marriage application (Marriage Kiosk link below) and must be 18 years of age or older and provide proof of their age, identification in the form of a driver’s license, state ID, or passport and either a social security card or an alien registration number issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service if the party is not a U.S. citizen. If the applicants are 16 or 17 years of age they must provide written consent of both parents or legal guardians. Individuals under the age of 16 may not obtain a marriage license unless approved by the County Judge.
The fee for a marriage license is $93.50 and there is a three (3) day waiting period for Florida residents; there is no waiting period for non-residents. Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course and can provide completion certificates will only be required to pay $61.00 and the three (3) day waiting period will be waived. Please click here for a list of course providers. All Florida residents are also required to read the Family Law Handbook (English)/(Spanish) whether or not the premarital preparation course has been completed.
Personal checks are not accepted for marriage licenses; cash or credit cards are accepted.
Once a marriage license is issued, it is valid for 60 days and the marriage ceremony must be performed within that time or the license will be voided. Marriage ceremonies may be performed by:
- All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel, elders in communion with a church, or other ordained clergy;
- All judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, Clerks of the Circuit Courts, and public notaries of this state; and
- “Quakers” or “Friends” may perform marriages in the manner and form used by their specific beliefs.
The Clerk’s Office also performs marriage ceremonies in the Ceremony Room, Room 362, for a $30.00 fee.
Once the ceremony is performed, the marriage certificate and a certified copy of the marriage certificate will be mailed to the address listed on the application within 30 days. Additional certified copies cost $3.00 per document.
Per Florida law, the Clerk’s Office prohibits the issuance of a marriage license for parties of the same gender and for related individuals.
For further information regarding marriage licenses, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (352)540-6768 or at 20 North Main Street, Room 362, Brooksville, FL 34601. Note: Because of the time involved in processing the application, we cannot accept applications after 4:30 pm.