Located in Room 139 at the Indian River County Courthouse
Extensions 3104 and 3107
These services are also available at the North County office located in Sebastian.
Marriage license requirements and fees are set by Florida Statutes.
You need not be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage license in Indian River County.
Persons 18 years of age and older may apply without parental consent. Persons under 18 years of age may apply with consent of both parents. (Consent forms are available from the Clerk.)
Exceptions to age requirement:
- A male or a female under the age of 18 may apply if previously married and divorced. A certified copy of the final judgment is required.
- A male or female under the age of 18 may apply if they are parents of a child or are expectant parents. They are required to sign an affidavit provided by the Clerk stating their parental status. If pregnant, the applicant is required to provide a letter from a physician verifying the pregnancy.
Persons who have been previously married need to supply the month, day and year that the last marriage ended.
A driver's license, state issued identification card or passport must be presented at the time the application is made. A Social Security number must be provided on the application. Any person not a citizen of the United States may provide an alien registration number or another form of identification.
A fee payable in cash or credit card is required at the time the application is made. (See fee schedule.) NO OTHER FORM OF PAYMENT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Requirements for a reduced rate:
Couples who have completed an approved Marriage Preparation Course will receive a reduction of the normal marriage license fee when they present a certificate of completion at the time of application. We have a list of approved organizations that provide such courses.
For those couples who do not attend a course, the effective date of the marriage license shall be delayed three days from the date of application. There is no delay for non-Florida residents and those who have completed a Marriage Preparation Course.
The Marriage License:
The marriage license is valid on the effective date located in box 18a of the license. The marriage must be performed within 60 days (expiration date is in box 19 of the license). The completed license must be returned to the Clerk's Office within 10 days following the ceremony. After being recorded in the Official Records, a certified copy will be mailed to the designated address.
The Marriage Ceremony:
The ceremony must take place within the state of Florida. A notary public, an ordained clergy, a Deputy Clerk of the Court and all judicial officers, may perform a marriage ceremony. Witnesses are not required. The fee for marriages performed during business hours in the Indian River County Courthouse or the Sebastian office is set by Florida Statute and can be found in the fee schedule.
Marriages performed in any other location after business hours can be done for a fee. Call 770-5185, extension 3104, for an appointment at the Indian River County Courthouse or 388-0656 for an appointment at the Sebastian office. You may also call these numbers to set an after hours appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do we need blood tests to get a marriage license?
- Can we get married somewhere else if we get the license in Indian River County?
Yes, anywhere in the state of Florida.
- Do we have to be Indian River County residents?
- Do we need an appointment to get a marriage license?