Are there any other requirements?
  • Yes, the law requires applicants to have read the Marriage Handbook and affirm that they have read it when applying for a marriage license. If either party has been married previously and is no longer married because of divorce or death of the spouse, you will need to provide the date (month/date/year) the divorce was granted or the spouse passed away in order to complete the marriage license application.
  • Both applicants must appear with valid I.D. Acceptable proof of identification: 
    • Citizenship Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • Florida State I.D. Card
    • Military Identification Card
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Passport (picture on passport needs to look like the person)
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Visa
  • You will need to know your Social Security Number.

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1. Who may apply for a marriage license?
2. Where consent is required, is consent of both parents required?
3. Is there a waiting period for issuance of the license?
4. Who are the approved providers of the marriage class in Polk County?
5. Are blood tests and physical exams required?
6. Are there any other requirements?
7. Must I apply for a marriage license in the county where I live?
8. How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?
9. Who may perform marriage ceremonies?
10. Who is a "regularly ordained minister"?
11. May a marriage be solemnized without a license?
12. When and who should return the license to the clerk?
13. Can I be married in the clerk's office?
14. What is the fee for a marriage license?
15. Can I pay for a marriage license with a personal check?
16. How does the online marriage application service work?
17. Who can use the online marriage application?
18. Why is the online marriage application requiring a social security number?
19. What happens after the online marriage application is submitted?
20. How do I amend information on my marriage license?