PREMARITAL INFORMATION


Remember that Florida's marriage license law changed on January 1st, 1999. Florida residents must choose to either:
(1) complete a 4-hour premarital course given by a provider registered with the Clerk of Circuit Court (Florida license fee $61.00), or

(2) have a 3-day waiting period apply to your license after you have made your application to marry with the Clerk of Circuit Court (Florida license fee $93.50).
For more information, please refer to Florida Statute 741.0305.

For a current list of available pre-marital course providers registered with the Clerk of Circuit Court, click on the link below:

Pre-Marital Course Providers List

A Family Law handbook is provided for your use. This handbook is made available by the Florida Association of Court Clerks, and is in PDF format.
Also available from the Florida Association of Court Clerks is a Guidance on the Marriage and Dissolution Laws.
You will need Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader to view either documents.

If you are a psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage or family therapist, mental health counselor, or an official representative of a religious institution and wish to register as a pre-marital course provider, click here for instructions on how to register as a pre-marital preparation course provider.