Florida Marriage License Requirements for your Sarasota Beach Wedding
Florida Marriage License Information-- A "must have" for your Siesta Key Beach Wedding, Lido Beach Wedding, and your Sarasota Beach Wedding YOU NEED TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE in order to get married in the State of Florida.
You can go in person to any county in the State of Florida to apply (the marriage license does not need to be from the county you are getting married in, it can be purchased at any Florida county).
Florida Resident Marriage License Information: If you are a resident of the State of Florida you have two options: You may complete a premarital course and your fee will be reduced. You won't have a waiting period if you take the premarital course. Or, you have the option of not to taking the course and wait three days to receive your marriage license (you will receive your license on the same day you apply for it, but the effective date will be three days from the date you have obtained your license).
Non- Florida Resident Marriage License Information: If both the bride and groom are NOT residents of the State of Florida, there is NO waiting period for your marriage license. You can receive your license on the same day as you go in to the clerk's office and apply.
How to obtain your Florida marriage license by mail (only available for non-residents of Florida):
If you are both out of state residents, you have the option of obtaining your Florida marriage license by mail. Once you reserve your package with us, we will provide you with this time-saving information.
After your Florida Beach Wedding Ceremony: After the wedding, we will sign, and forward, your marriage license to the county where you received it from, and the license will be recorded. Once you receive your certified, recorded copy in the mail (from the clerk's office), you can start the process of changing your name at the Driver's License Office, Social Security Administration, etc... This certified, recorded copy of your marriage license will be your official marriage document that will be valid internationally.
The fee for your marriage license application is $86.50*. Your Florida marriage license is valid for 60 days. Regardless of which Florida county you applied for your license, the marriage may take place anywhere in the state of Florida. Keep in mind that all Florida clerks offices are open Monday through Friday, and are closed on all legal government Holidays, as well as some religious Holidays.
Siesta Key and Lido Key are in the county of Sarasota. Visit the Sarasota County Clerk's Office for more information: Sarasota County Clerk's Office (Note: Sarasota County does not offer the marriage license by mail option for out-of-state residents - another Florida county does, and you will be able to go through this county for your Florida Marriage License).
For a list of all the County Clerks Office in the State of Florida: www.flclerks.com