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How to Obtain a Florida Marriage Certificate:
Florida marriage records are considered public records so no restrictions exist for ordering these records for any date available.
The marriage record you are concerned with must have occurred in Florida.
For copies of marriage records Florida Department of Health makes copies of marriage licenses from June 6, 1927 to the present. Earlier records are available from the Clerk of Courts in the county where the marriage took place. These addresses and date of marriage records available are included on the county pages.
Marriage records filed in the office beginning 1972 also include the marriage application.
Florida Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
Attn: Customer Services
Post Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900 Ext. 9000
The fee for a marriage record is $5.00 for one certification (non-refundable, even if the record requested is not located), and $4.00 for each additional certification of the same record when ordered at the same time. If an additional copy is ordered, a letter of request needs to be sent so that fee may be refunded.
To order a Florida marriage record by mail, send a letter with the following included to the address above.
- Information about the marriage license:
- Full names of the husband and wife, (optional wife's maiden name).
- Date of marriage, at least the year of the marriage.
(You may submit a range of years to be searched; an additional fee of $2.00 is required for each additional year.)
- City or county where marriage license was issued.
- Information about you:
- Your full name, mailing address, daytime telephone number.
- A check or money order made payable to the "Office of Vital Statistics." Don't forget the extra search fee for additional years.
Allow 2 to 3 weeks to receive your order.
RUSH service (three working days) and overnight delivery are also available. Email VitalStats@doh.state.fl.us for information on additional fees.