Florida Marriage License by Mail
I am pleased to be able to offer this special service of a Florida marriage license by mail. For 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. I will provide information to you so that this can be done with the least amount of effort. Please call me at 1-239-823-3497 for details.
COVID 19 Update for marriage licenses
Please note: Lee County, since the pandemic began, has been doing a virtual (zoom session) for marriage license applications. Go to www.leeclerk.org. Click on Marriage License link. Open and read details about the process. Follow the instructions listed. They will then set up a virtual appointment. Upon completion, send the marriage license to Patricia. I will print it and have it ready for your ceremony. I recommend that you start this application process about 2 weeks before your wedding. Please call me for any questions I can help you with.
Florida Marriage License Information
If you apply in person:
Marriage licenses can be issued from any county in the State of Florida. The requirements vary. You can obtain a marriage license 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. Your application process takes 15-20 minutes. http://www.leeclerk.org/
When to apply:
Marriage licenses are issued immediately upon application and valid for 60 days from date of issue.
You must both appear together and must be 18 years old or over. You will then provide identification 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.
A blood test is not required in the State of Florida.
You will have 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.
Marriage license is $86.
Lee County Information:
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. http://www.leeclerk.org/
Collier County Information:
For marriage license requirements in Collier county, refer to: http://www.clerk.collier.fl.us. Go to recording then quicklinks to marriage license.
Charlotte County Information:
For marriage license requirements in Charlotte county refer to: http;//www.co.charlotte.fl.us/default.aspx. Click on additional services. Address is 350 E Marion Street.
If you have any questions about a Florida marriage license by mail, please do not hesitate to call me at 239-823-3497