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How To Get Married In Paradise

Marriage licenses can only be obtained at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office at:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County

500 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-4641

PLEASE NOTE: The clerk’s office is closed 
weekends and holidays.

About the License:

  • The fee is $93.50.
  • A Photo ID is required
  • You can only be married in the state of Florida with a marriage license obtained in the State of Florida.
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age or older.
  • If you are divorced or there was a death of a previous spouse, the date of divorce or death is necessary.
  • You may be from out of state.
  • No blood test is required.
  • There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents including non-residents from other countries.
  • If one or more parties is a Florida Resident, a 3 day waiting period applies. The waiting period may be waived and a $32.50 deduction off the fee may apply with the completion of a Marital Course obtained by:
    • A Psychologist licensed under FL Statutes, Chapter 490.
    • A Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Therapist, or Mental Health Therapist licensed under FL Statutes, Chapter 491.
    • An Official Religious Representative recognized under FL Statute 496.404 (20).
  • For an additional fee of $30.00, you can be married in the Clerk of Court’s office.
  • A Public Notary or Ordained Minister can legally perform the wedding ceremony.