License Requirements and Necessary
To get married in Key
West or the Florida Keys, a Florida marriage license is required, and these are
issued by any County Courthouse in the State of Florida. For weddings in the
Florida Keys you'll be getting married in Monroe County, but you do not have to
get the marriage license in Monroe County.
These are the three
locations where you can purchase your marriage license in Monroe County:
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UPPER FLORIDA KEYS
MARRIAGE LICENSE LOCATIONS
Serving Key Largo,
Tavernier and Islamorada
Tavernier, FL 33070
MIDDLE KEYS MARRIAGE
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon FL 33050
LOWER KEYS & KEY
WEST MARRIAGE LICENSE LOCATIONS
Serving Bahia Honda
Key, Big Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key and Key West
500 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida
Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old to
obtain a marriage license. Sixteen (16), and Seventeen (17), year old must have
both parent's consent. If you are younger, parent's consent/consent of a County
Judge, and proven pregnancy may apply, depending on the age and situation. Both
applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
Applicant's must provide a valid picture-type
ID, with date of birth shown. (Driver's License, passport, student ID Card,
Military ID, or Alien Registration Card.) There is no residence or citizenship
If either applicant has been previously married,
the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided. You
should bring a copy of your divorce decree with you at the time of application.
The license must be used within sixty (60) days
from the "effective date". Below is the effective date criteria:
- If both parties are Florida residents,
they must both attend a premarital class and present certification of the
attendance to the clerk at the time of application. There is no waiting
period. If no class is attended, there is a three (3) day waiting period
(from the date of issue), before the marriage ceremony may take place.
This class must be taken thru an authorized provider listed in Monroe
County. Original certificate of completion is required at time of
application. List of providers is available upon request.
- If only one of the couples is a
Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no
- If both parties are out of
state residents, there is no waiting period.
A marriage may be performed by regularly
ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, and Deputy Clerks.
A marriage license cost $86.00. The exception is
if both parties are Florida residents, have both provided proof of a premarital
class cost is then $61.00.
RECORDING OF LICENSE:
After the marriage, the person who performed the
ceremony must return the license, within ten (10) days, to the marriage license
section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that
license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recordation, a
certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license
is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville.
The process takes approximately 3 weeks.