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|Marriage License Information
Residency: You need not be a resident of Florida
to apply for a marriage license in Collier County.
Age: Applicants must be 18 years of age. Anyone
16 or 17 years of age must have their parents’
consent. (Consent forms available in Clerk’s Office).
Both applicants must appear in person at the
time of application.
Prior Marriage: If either party was married
previously, the applicant is required to provide the
date the marriage ended.
Identification: A driver’s license, government
issued identification card or passport may be
presented at the time the application is made. The
application form includes listing your Social Security
Application Fee: A fee payable in cash, check or
money order is required at the time the application
Fee: The fee is $93.50. However, if both parties are
Florida residents and have proof that they
completed the marriage preparation course, the fee
Waiting Period: The license must be used within
60 days from the “effective date” on the application.
There is a 3-day waiting period for Florida residents
ONLY**. This will be waived, when and if, both
parties have completed a marriage preparation
course and present the certificate of completion at
the time of application.
**There is no waiting period for out-of-state
Ceremony: The Marriage ceremony must take
place within the state of Florida. A Florida notary
public, an ordained clergy, the Clerk or Deputy
Clerk of the Courts or judiciary, may perform a
Recording of License: After the marriage, the
person who performed the ceremony must return
the license to the Recording Office, in person or by
mail, within 10 days; at that time, it will be recorded
in the Official Records. After being recorded, a
certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds by
mail, and the original license will be sent to the
Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, FL.
For More Information and office locations
Collier County (Naples & Marco Island):
Lee County (Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel & Captiva):
|also obtain their marriage
license by mail. Please see:
Florida Marriage License by Mail
Be sure to mention No
If you are using us for your
ceremony, they will send it
directly to us after it is
processed and we will have it
on hand for your ceremony.