Is there a waiting period for issuance of the license?

Yes. There is a three day waiting period if either of the parties to the marriage is residents of Florida. This waiting period will be waived if both parties provide proof of having received premarital counseling from a provider who has been approved by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Polk County. View the premarital course provider directory for approved providers. Couples who provide proof of having completed premarital counseling may obtain a marriage license and be married the same day.

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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. Where can I apply for a marriage license in Polk County?
9. How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?
10. Who may perform marriage ceremonies?
11. Who is a "regularly ordained minister"?
12. May a marriage be solemnized without a license?
13. When and who should return the license to the clerk?
14. Can I be married in the clerk's office?
15. What is the fee for a marriage license?
16. Can I pay for a marriage license with a personal check?
17. How does the online marriage application service work?
18. Who can use the online marriage application?
19. Why is the online marriage application requiring a social security number?
20. What happens after the online marriage application is submitted?