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

Marriage License - Frequently Asked Questions

10. Where can I apply for a Marriage License in Miami-Dade County, and what are the office hours and days of operation?

11. What is the Fee for a Marriage License?

12. Once a Marriage License is issued, how long is it valid for?

13. Who may perform my marriage ceremony?

14. After my marriage ceremony, when and who should return the Marriage License to the Clerk's Office?

15. I do not have a marriage ceremony planned, can I be married at the Clerk's Office?

16. Can I make an appointment for my marriage ceremony?

17. How can I get a certified copy of my Marriage License?

18. I need special accommodations, what do I need to do?

19. I was previously married, what do I need in order to have a Marriage License issued?

 

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10. Where can I apply for a Marriage License in Miami-Dade County, and what are the office hours and days of operation?

     You may apply for a Marriage License in Miami-Dade County at any of the following of these locations

     In order to speed up the process, please fill our online pre-application, print it and bring it with you to one of the offices listed above for the application process to be completed.

11. What is the Fee for a Marriage License?

     Visit the fee schedule for a complete list of our current fees. Payment is accepted in cash, cashier's check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Personal checks are not accepted.

12. Once a Marriage License is issued, how long is it valid for?

     A Marriage License is valid for sixty days from the date it was issued. The marriage must be solemnized within that time.

13. Who may perform my marriage ceremony?

     Your marriage ceremony may be performed by any of the following:

  • Any ordained minister, priest, rabbi or other ordained clergy;
  • All judicial officers (Judges) of the State of Florida;
  • Clerks of the Circuit Court and their deputies of the State of Florida, while performing their duties; and
  • Public Notaries of the State of Florida.

14. After my marriage ceremony, when and who should return the Marriage License to the Clerk's Office?

     A Marriage License should be returned to the Marriage License Bureau by the party who performed the wedding ceremony.

15. I do not have a marriage ceremony planned, can I be married at the Clerk's Office?

  • If you would like, the Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office can perform your marriage ceremony. A brief civil ceremony can be performed at any of the Marriage License Offices. A small room has been designated as a Marriage Room and decorated by the clerks at each location for the purpose of holding marriage ceremonies. You may wish to bring family and friends, as well as flowers and a photographer or a camera.
  • Visit the fee schedule for a list of our marriage ceremonial service fees.

16. Can I make an appointment for my marriage ceremony?

     To schedule a marriage ceremony you may inquire at the time of application.

17. How can I get a certified copy of my Marriage License?

     The certified copy of a Marriage License, also known as Certificate of Marriage can be obtained in writing or in person. View instructions on how to obtain certified copies of a Marriage License.

18. I need special accommodations, what do I need to do?

     As per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; anyone needing special accommodations to access these services should contact the ADA Coordinator.

19. I was previously married, what do I need in order to have a Marriage License issued?

     If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death or annulment must be provided. If the divorce took place in Miami-Dade County go to the Family Online Case Search and view the docket link for final judgment date which is date of divorce.

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