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Marriage Licence Information

Please read the following State of Florida requirements for obtaining you marriage license. Please note that I cannot perform a wedding ceremony without the official Marriage Certificate. It is the couples responsibility to do this process. Without a license I can perform a symbolic union only. 

Marriage License Requirements

When applying for a marriage license both spouses must be present. If one or both of the applicants are minors, under 18 years of age, additional requirements apply.

All applicants must present a valid federal or state government photo identification with the correct legal name, date of birth and signature.

Types of photo identification accepted:

  • Driver’s License issued by any state in the U.S.

  • Passport

  • U.S. Military ID

  • Alien Registration Card

  • State Identification Card issued by any state in the U.S.

  • Naturalization Certificate (original)

 Other information required:

  • All U.S. citizens and residents must provide their Social Security Number.

  • Non-U.S. citizens may provide an Alien Registration Card, U.S. State issued Driver’s License, or Passport number if Social Security Number has not been issued.

  • If either applicant has been previously married, they must provide the exact date of the last divorce, death or annulment. If the divorce took place in Miami-Dade County go to the Family Online Case Search and view the docket link for the divorce final judgment date.

  • The Family Law Handbook (in English or Spanish) must be read prior to obtaining the Marriage License. The Family Law Handbook is also available for viewing in the Central Marriage License Bureau and district court locations.

To expedite the application process, please complete our online marriage license pre-application, print it or bring the confirmation number with you to one of the Miami Dade County Marriage License Offices.

You may access this information and more via the following links:

This is information is a direct copy for the Miami-Dade County website listed above. 

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