Marriage license Requirements in the Florida area:
The Bride & Groom must attend the courthouse with their individual driver’s licenses or certified copies of their individual birth certificates and a photo ID. Each party must be at least 18 years of age.
Social Security Numbers must be provided at the time of requesting the marriage license.
If the Bride or Groom has been previously divorced, or widowed, the exact date of the termination of the last marriage must be provided.
The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. The marriage must occur within this 60-day window.
The Bride & Groom are both required to read a Marriage Handbook, which is available at the Clerk of Court office, prior to the license being issued. You can also receive a free copy at our website: www.abeautifulceremony.net
The fee for the license is $93.50 (minimum). The fee can be lowered provided that the Bride & Groom take a four-hour premarital preparation course prior to applying for the license and present the Clerk of Court with proof of having taken the course.
Check out the Online Premarital Education course.
There is a 3 day waiting period for those who choose not to take the course and are Florida residents. There is no waiting period for non-residents.
Payment can be made with cash, money order, Visa, or MasterCard. Personal checks are not accepted.
All fees are non-refundable.
Marriage licenses can be obtained through the mail for non-Florida residences only. Contact them regarding their time deadlines. There is NO additional cost if you purchase it directly from the Brevard county courthouse website.
You can save $32.50 on the cost of the marriage license and eliminate the 3 day waiting period by using the Online Premarital Preparation Course at www.abeautilfulceremony.net
Most Marriage license courthouse hours are 8:00am to 4:30 pm
Monday-Friday excluding holidays