What are the marriage license fees and waiting period?

The standard marriage license fee is $93.50 and includes a 3-day waiting period before a marriage ceremony can be performed.

The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:

    • If both applicants reside out-of-state and are able to present valid proof of photo identification indicating their out-of-state address at the time of filing the marriage license application. (Please call our office for other acceptable proof.)
    • If the applicants present an original pre-marital course completion certificate at the time of filing the marriage license application.

NOTE: If the couple elects the option to attend a pre-marital course from a registered provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61.00 and the waiting period is waived upon providing an original certificate of completion at the time of filing the application.

Prior to obtaining a marriage license, both parties must sign an affidavit indicating they have read the Family Law Handbook.

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader Software is required to view the Family Law Handbook.

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A Civil Marriage ceremony can be performed at your location anywhere  in Broward County.  Call or text 954-866-5056 to schedule your day.  No witnesses are required for a Civil Marriage ceremony, however they are recommended.

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