Florida Marriage License Waiting Period Requirements

How long do I have to wait before I can use my marriage license is a question I frequently hear. Below I explain how it works.

If you do not live in Florida, you do not have a waiting period. You can walk out of courthouse and get married immediately with your Florida marriage license.

If you live in Florida you have to wait 3 days to use the license. And they calculate it a weird way too. If you get the license on a Monday then you wait Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and you can get married on Friday.The only exception to this is if both parties have completed a pre-marital course. You must bring the certificates of course completion with you when you apply for the license.

You have reached a FAQ page designed to answer a specific question. To see complete details about marriage licenses in Florida including links to the courthouse marriage license websites, please visit my Marriage License Florida main page.