Getting a Marriage License in The Florida Keys & Key West

Applying for a marriage license in person is a relatively simple procedure in Florida's Monroe County, or the Florida Keys & Key West. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license and must make an appointment before applying for the license in person. Couples under 18 should contact the county clerk's office for legal requirements.

A valid photo identification with date of birth - such as a driver's license, passport, student or military ID, or foreign registration card - is required.

Once obtained, the license must be used within 60 days. Couples marrying in Monroe County can obtain a marriage license anywhere in Florida.

Current cost of the license is $86, with a discount for Florida residents who show proof of premarital class attendance.

It takes about three to four weeks to receive a certified copy of a recorded Florida marriage license.

The Monroe County Clerk of Court has three convenient Florida Keys locations.

Offices are in Key West at the Key West Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St.; in Marathon at the Marathon Branch Courthouse, 3117 Overseas Highway; and on Plantation Key at the Upper Keys Government Center at 50 High Point Road.

For additional required details, contact the Monroe County Clerk of Court. Visit or call 305-292-3458 in Key West; 305-289-6027 in Marathon; or 305-852-7145 in Plantation Key.

Florida Keys visitor information: or 1-800-FLA-KEYS 
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