A civil marriage ceremony can be performed in the Marriage Division after the license is effective for an additional cost of $30. Witnesses are not required for a civil marriage ceremony, however, they are recommended.
The standard marriage license fee is $93.50 and includes a 3-day waiting period before a marriage ceremony can be performed. Fees are payable by cash, cashier's check, or money order. Make payable to the Clerk of Courts. No business or personal checks will be accepted. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted in person only at all locations.
The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:
NOTE: If the couple elects the option to attend a State of Florida pre-marital course from a registered provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61 and the waiting period is waived upon providing a certificate of completion at the time of filing the application.
Prior to obtaining a marriage license, both parties must sign an affidavit indicating they have read the Family Law Handbook.
There are two (2) forms of identification that may be required.
Applicants will be required to provide one stamped, self-addressed business size envelope for the return of their certified copy after the certificate has been recorded. This may be purchased at the marriage counter for $1.
There are no blood tests required.
You do not need to be a resident of this county or the State of Florida to obtain a Marriage license. Marriage licenses are valid for sixty-60 days from the date of issue.
If previously married, the exact date of death, divorce or annulment of the last marriage is required.
A legally married couple may renew their wedding vows in the Marriage Division or at a One Stop Division location. An original, certified copy of your marriage license is required. The cost for a civil ceremony is $30.
For further assistance, please call Broward County Clerk of Courts, Marriage Division at (954) 831-7283.