How to Obtain a Marriage License in Orlando

Take the First Step to Wedded Bliss

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. Visit this website for more details on requirements.

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.