Now that you've made this important decision to tie the knot, you may need some information on making it legal. Whether you want to plan a Disney wedding or just enjoy the Orlando region, here is what you will need to do to get a marriage license in Orlando.
Apply for an Orlando Marriage License
First, both parties must apply for the marriage license. Complete a Marriage License Application online via the eMarriage Application.
Upon submitting the online marriage license application, you will get a confirmation notice that gives you more information to go forward in the process. You can also print out a marriage license application, fill it out by hand and bring it to the city's locations.
There are six places where you can submit the application:
- Orange County Courthouse: 425 North Orange Ave., Room 355
- Apopka branch: 1111 North Rock Springs Rd.
- Goldenrod service center: 684 S. Goldenrod Rd. - Pinar Plaza
- Ocoee Branch: 475 Story Rd.
- Sand Lake service center: 730 Sand Lake Rd.
- Winter Park branch: 450 Lakemont Ave.
Tip: Bring your social security number and either a driver's license, state identification card, passport, or military identification.
Requirements for a Marriage License in Orlando
Any male or female age 18 or older can be married; children 16 or 17 can marry with the consent of a parent/guardian.
More Tips for Getting your Marriage License
Here are a few more things to keep in mind to get your marriage license in Orlando:
- Marriage licenses are issued the same day as requested, but all requirements must be met.
- A marriage license can be obtained in any county in the state and can be used throughout the state. Ceremony taking place outside of Orlando but still in Florida? No problem; you can still apply in Orlando.
- There is a three-day waiting period for couples who live in Florida who do not show proof that they completed a premarital preparation course. Want to avoid the wait? You have to show a certificate or printed letter from a premarital course provider that shows you completed the course. Non-Florida residents do not have to go through the waiting period.
- You can petition a judge to waive the period if you claim a hardship. If you need to complete a course, do a search online. The course has to be taken within a year before you apply for a marriage license.
The Clerk’s Office is an official acceptance center for Orange County domestic partnership registration affidavits. Domestic partnership registration affidavits can be found at the Orange County Comptroller's website.