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How to Buy a Marriage License

in 3 Easy Steps

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Marriage License: Text

Save $25 and Skip the 3 day wait with our FREE Premarital Counseling Course 

Step 1: Check Requirements

(From Duval County Clerk of Court Website)

There are two basic requirements for getting a marriage license:

  1. Both Parties must apply in-person at the same time.

  2. Two Forms of ID are required.

The first form of identification required is a valid photo identification issued by the federal or state government. The photo identification must have the correct legal name, date of birth and signature of the applicant.

The following valid proofs of photo identifications are accepted:

  • Driver's license (U.S. state or government)

  • Passport

  • U.S. military identification

  • State identification card (U.S. state or government)

  • Alien registration card

  1. If an applicant has been issued a Social Security number, they will need to provide that number as part of the application process. Please note you do NOT need to bring a copy of the social security card, but just need to provide the number.
    Any person who is not a citizen of the U.S. may provide either a Social Security number (if one has been issued) or an alien registration number, if one has been issued. If neither has been issued, another form of identification may be required.


Here are a few other things it will be helpful to know:

  • No blood tests are required.

  • You do not need to be a resident of this county or of Florida to obtain a marriage license.

  • Marriage licenses are valid only for ceremonies taking place anywhere in the State of Florida within 60 days of the date of issue.

  • By law, the Family Law Handbook must be read before you get a marriage license. It is available for viewing on this page.

  • If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last divorce, death or annulment must be provided.  The actual document DOES NOT need to be provided.


Step 2: Get an Appointment*

Pick a location and follow their procedures to obtain your marriage license.

*Florida Residents may apply for a Marriage License in ANY COUNTY in Florida. Some offices may only accept walk-ins.

Duval County

Clay County
Baker County
St. John's County


Online Marriage Kiosk by County


Duval County:

Clay County:

Baker County:

St. John's County:

In-person applications only


Step 3: Get Married!


Pay County Courthouse Fees

The Marriage License Fee in Florida is $86 (or $61 with Premarital Counseling)


Florida residents are required to wait 3 days before getting married

But Wait! You can skip this wait and save $25 off your marriage license by completing a Premarital Counseling Course and showing your completion certificate at the time of your appointment.


Choose a Wedding Location

Your Marriage License gives you 60 days to get married anywhere in the state of Florida.  The Original Walk In Wedding Chapel has amazing wedding packages available for an unbeatable price. All of our wedding packages also include Premarital Counseling.

Marriage License: Text

Location of

Wedding Chapel


After purchasing your marriage license, simply come to the Walk-in Wedding Chapel.

9119 Merrill Road, Suite 16, Jacksonville

Text for an appointment (904) 309-0606.

You will have a wonderful wedding experience.

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