Marriage License - Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
A Marriage License is valid for sixty days from the date it was issued. The marriage must be solemnized within that time.
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.
A Marriage License should be returned to the Marriage License Bureau by the party who performed the wedding ceremony.
- 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.
To schedule a marriage ceremony you may inquire at the time of application.
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.
As per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; anyone needing special accommodations to access these services should contact the ADA Coordinator.
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.