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Marriage Licenses:

Q:  Is the Clerk’s Office issuing marriage licenses?

A:  Yes. The Central Marriage License Bureau will be issuing marriage licenses on a limited basis by appointments only, with appointments commencing June 1st until further notice. 

You must schedule an appointment online with our centrally located Marriage License Bureau. Appointments will be limited to processing the marriage application with the applicant couple only.

(Applicants must complete the Marriage License Bureau Online Pre-Application prior to scheduling an appointment.  After completing the pre-application, you have 90 days to complete the marriage license application process in person).

In an emergency situation, please use the Clerk's Automated Phone Service to contact the Marriage License Bureau at (305) 275-1155.


Q:  How long is a marriage license valid before it expires?

A:  The marriage license is valid only for a period of 60 days after issuance, and no person shall perform any marriage after the expiration date of such license as per Florida Statue 741.041 which governs the marriage license process.


Q: While scheduling and performing wedding ceremonies are currently not available services, who can perform a wedding ceremony?

A: With an original marriage license, a Florida registered notary public or clergy of any denomination may perform a wedding ceremony and sign the original marriage license.


Q: Once the wedding ceremony has been performed, where do we send our original marriage license and how do we receive a certified copy?

A: The original marriage license must be mailed within 10 days of the ceremony to:

Marriage License Bureau
Overtown Transit Village South
601 NW 1 Court, Suite 1900
Miami, Florida 33136

The Clerk’s Marriage License Bureau will mail a certified copy of the marriage license to the home address provided within the marriage license application.








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