Welcome. We gather here on God's beautiful beach to celebrate the joyful union of this man, (Groom) and this woman, (Bride) in Holy Matrimony.
The Following information was collected from the Collier County Clerk of Courts web site.
ISSUANCE: Applicants must be 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. Sixteen (16), and Seventeen (17), year olds must have parent's consent. If you are younger, parent's consent/consent of a judge, and proven pregnancy may apply, depending on the age & situation. Both applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
IDENTIFICATION: Applicants must provide a picture-type I.D., with date of birth shown. (Driver's license, passport, student I.D. card).
PRIOR MARRIAGES:__ If either party was married before, and the marriages ended in divorce, the applicant is required to provide the date, state & county where the divorce took place. A copy of the final judgment of divorce will suffice also.
TIME LIMIT: The license must be used within sixty (60), days from the "effective date". Effective date criteria:
If both parties are Florida residents they must both attend a premarital class and present certification of that attendance to the marriage clerk at the time of application. There is no waiting period. If no class is attended, there is a three (3) day waiting period (from the date of issue), before the marriage ceremony may take place.
If only one of the couple 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.
SOLEMNIZATION: A marriage may be performed by regularly ordained clergy, judiciary, notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Deputy Clerks.
COST: A marriage license costs $93.50. The exception is if both parties are Florida residents, have both provided proof of a premarital class the cost is then $31.00.
RECORDING OF LICENSE: After the marriage, the person who performed the ceremony must return the license, within 10 days, to the marriage license section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recordation, a certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville.
Clerk Office Location:
Collier County Government Center Court House
Building LA, 2nd Floor
3315 Tamiami Trail E, Suite 102
Naples FL 34112-4901
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Recording Marriages & Passports cut-off time is 4:30 P.M.
To email questions about a marriage license: [email protected]
Website: Collier County