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Marriage License Requirements for Orlando & Kissimmee

Need to Know List

  1. Apply for a marriage license at any of the five Orange County Clerk offices.
  2. A $93.50 fee, minus a $32.50 for completed of a premarital preparation class.
  3. Payments by cash, money orders, MasterCard, Discover and Amex. A $3.99 convenience fee for each credit card transaction.
  4. Visa credit cards not accepted.

 

What to do, how and from where to obtain a marriage license?

  1. The minimum age requirement is 18 years to apply for a marriage license.
  2. Both the bride and groom must both appear together at a clerk of the following Clerk of the Court office.
  3. Come prepared! Be ready to provide your Social Security number and one of the following: Driver's license; State identification Card; Passport; Military identification.
  4. If either or both of you have been divorced, be ready to provide the date that your prior marriage ended.
  5. Couples are required to read a handbook supplied by the Clerk and sign a statement of completion before applying for the license. This can be done at the time you apply for the license.
  6. Did you complete the premarital preparation course? If so, bring the certificate of completion with you and you may be able to receive your license immediately. If not, there will be a three day waiting period for your license.
  7. A marriage license may be applied for in any Florida county, not just where the bride and groom live, or where the ceremony is to be held.
  8. Blood Tests and physical exams are no longer required for a marriage license.
  9. A list of premarital preparation course providers can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.
  10. You have 60 days from when you receive your marriage certificate to have the ceremony performed
  11. License Cost
  12. The cost for your marriage license will be reduced $61.00 if you have completed the premarital preparation course within the last 12 months. Otherwise the cost is $93.50.
  13. Do you want to be married right away? A deputy clerk is available Monday through Friday from 8am  -  11am, 2pm - 4pm and can perform the ceremony for an additional $30.

For International Residents

You do not need to be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage license.

A government id and passport is required.

No minimum residency applies to overseas couples.

You are not required to be in Florida for a minimum number of days.

International visitors do need a copy of birth certificate.

Getting Married in Orlando or Kissimmee Florida

Getting a Marriage License in Kissimmee:

ID Requirement in Osceola County
Osceola County requires that you have picture ID such as a driver's license and your Social Security card or a valid I-94 card.
You may be asked for a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Previous Marriages
If you have been previously married, the date of your divorce or date of your spouse's death must be supplied.

If the divorce or spouse's death occurred within the past 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate is required.

Waiting Period
There is no waiting period for Osceola County residents who have both completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months.

There is a three-day waiting period for Florida residents who have not taken the course.

For Under 18 years
If an individual is under 18 years of age, but older than 16 years of age, a marriage license can be obtained with parental consent.

If a parent has sole custody or the other parent is dead, the permission of one parent is sufficient.

If a person is under the age of 16, the marriage license has to be issued by a county judge, with or without parental permission.

If a minor's parents are both deceased and there is not an appointed guardian, he/she may apply for a marriage license.

A minor who has been previously married may also apply for license.

A minor who swears that they have a child or are expecting a baby, can apply for license if the pregnancy has been verified by a written statement from a licensed physician.

A county court judge may at his/her discretion issue or not issue license for them to marry.

License Cost

The fee to get the marriage license is $93.50.

Many locals do accept credit cards now, but be sure to check with the local county recorder or clerk to make sure.

Osceola County clerk office is located at 2 Courthouse Square,

Kissimmee, Florida 34741.

Out-of-state residents must acquire a marriage license from any Florida county to be married in Kissimmee.

The three-day waiting period is waived for out-of-state or out-of-country residents.

Marriage licenses are available at one of Orlando's 5 Orange county clerks office or at Kissimmee's Osceola county clerks office. Information on hours, requirements, fees associated with obtaining a marriage license in central Florida.

Address: Orange County Clerk of Courts 425 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801

For more information please call 407 836 2000

Opening Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
Closed for holidays Observed by Osceola County

Price Range: $61 - $93.50

Payment Accepted: $$, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

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