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Marriage Licenses

A state-issued marriage license is required to be married in Florida. Licenses are good for 60 days. The marriage license must be returned to the clerk's office for recording within 10 days after the marriage is performed.

In Nassau County FL, licenses are issued by the Nassau County FL Clerk of Courts [#listing] office. See Need to Know [] for locations and phone numbers

Applying for a marriage license normally takes no more than 30 minutes and licenses are issued immediately.

A single man and woman, 18 or older, must come into the Clerk's office together. U.S. citizens must provide a driver’s license and a Social Security number (not card, just number). Non-U.S. citizens may submit a naturalization number, immigration number or passport number.

If either party has been widowed or divorced, they must know the month/day/year that the marriage ended. If either party has divorced within the last 30 days, they need to bring a certified copy of the final divorce decree with them when they apply for a marriage license.

Marriage course or three-day wait for Florida residents only (does not apply to non-residents)

  • For Florida residents who have taken an authorized marriage preparation course within the past 12 months, there is no waiting period for the license and there is a discount on the fee.
  • For Florida residents who have not taken the course, there is a three-day waiting period between issuance of the license and the time it becomes valid.
  • If one party is a resident of Florida and the other party is a nonresident, the three-day waiting period is waived only if the Florida resident takes the state-sanctioned marriage preparation course, but no discount is given.

Officiants

All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts and notaries public of Florida, may solemnize marriage ceremonies.

Any marriage which may be had and solemnized among the people called “Quakers” or “Friends,” in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies, according to their rites and ceremonies, shall be good and valid in law.

For more information on obtaining marriage licenses, including fees, and officiants, contact the Nassau County Clerk of the Court at (904) 548-4600 or (800) 958-3496 or visit www.nassauclerk.org.

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