Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Marriage License Application - Minor Applicants

In order to become legally married in the state of Florida both spouses must apply for a marriage license. For minors, both parents must be present with their identification.

The exceptions will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has full custody of the minor or Death Certificate of parent deceased. In this case, proof of custody's court order must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required in writing. Also the older party to the marriage is not more than 2 years older than the younger party to the marriage.

Applicants - 17 years old
In addition to the standard requirements for a marriage license, the following documents must be presented when one or both of the applicants are 17 years old:

  • Minor's birth certificate showing parent's name
  • A parental consent form