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Florida Marriage License Information

Florida Marriage License by Mail

I am pleased to be able to offer this special service of a Florida marriage license by mail. For out of state couples wanting to be married on a weekend but not arriving in enough time to obtain a Florida marriage license by mail OR couples just wanting the convenience of not having to travel to the Clerk of Courts Office….this is for you. Please call me at 1-239-472-8712 for details.

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With a Florida marriage license, shoes are optional for a beach wedding!

If you apply in person:

Patricia Slater is a wedding officiant on Sanibel IslandMarriage licenses can be issued from any county in the State of Florida. Requirements vary. A marriage license can be acquired Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. legal holidays at the Lee County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, downtown Fort Myers. Hours are 7:45 am to 5:00 pm, best to apply early in day to avoid traffic. Licenses are available to both Florida residents and non-residents. Process takes 15-20 minutes.

When to apply:

Licenses are issued immediately upon application and valid for 60 days from date of issue.

Couple must appear together and must be 18 years old or over. I.D. such as valid drivers license or passport showing picture and signature is required. For second marriage, date previous marriage ended is required. If in last 6 months bring certified copy of divorce or death certificate. If legal name differs from name on drivers license then birth certificate is needed.

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Blood Test:

A blood test is not required in the State of Florida.

Waiting Period:

No waiting period for couples from out of state or out of the country. There is a three day waiting period or four hours of premarital counseling required for Florida residents.

License Fee:

Marriage license is $93.50 cash only.

Collier County Information:
For marriage license requirements in Collier county, refer to: Go to recording then quicklinks to marriage license.

Charlotte County Information:
For marriage license requirements in Charlotte county refer to: http;// Click on additional services. Address is 350 E Marion Street.

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If you have any questions about a Florida marriage license by mail, please do not hesitate to call me!

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