Applying for Your Key West Marriage License
Applicants must be eighteen (18) years old to obtain a marriage license. Both applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
WHAT YOU’ll NEED
Applicant’s must provide a valid picture-type ID, with date of birth shown. (Driver’s License, Passport, Student ID Card, Military ID, or Alien Registration Card) There is no residence or citizenship requirement.
If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided. You should bring a copy of your divorce decree with you at the time of application.
The license must be used within sixty (60) days from the “effective date”.
If both parties are Florida residents there is a 3 day waiting period from date of issue to ceremony unless you attend a pre-marital class prior to application. Contact Monroe County Clerk’s office for details. (See below)
If only one of the couples is a Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no waiting period.
If both parties are out of state residents, there is no waiting period.
A marriage license costs $93.50 through the Monroe County Clerk’s office, payable at time of application.
RECORDING OF LICENSE
After the marriage, I will return the executed license application the next business day to the marriage license section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. After its recorded, a certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville. The process takes approximately 3 weeks.
KEY WEST COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE
500 Whitehead Street, (Corner of Whitehead and Southard, Lester Building)
Key West, FL 33040
Below is a schedule of Federal Holidays during 2016. Please make note when planning to make application for your wedding license. County offices will be closed on these days.
New Years Day, 1/1/16 Good Friday, 3/25/16 Labor Day, 9/5/16 Thanksgiving Day, 11/24/16
Martin Luther King Day, 1/18/16 Memorial Day, 5/30/16 Columbus Day, 10/10/16 Day After Thanksgiving, 11/25/16
President’s Day, 2/15/16 Independence Day, 7/4/16 Veteran’s Day, 11/11/16 Christmas Day, 12/26/16