Avoid the 3-day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Columbia County. We do provide the approved premarital course in an online format so you can save money on your marriage license and avoid waiting three days to have your marriage license issued to you.
Here’s how it works:
The Columbia County Courthouse will discount your marriage license application fee $32.50 upon completing our online premarital preparation course.
The cost of our the course is $19.99, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.
Our Online Premarital Preparation Course for Columbia County Covers the Following Cities:
Best Places to Get Married in Columbia County:
1. Southern Oaks Country Club – Lake City, FL.
2. Southern Pines Venue – Lake City, FL.
3. O’Leno State Park & River Rise.
4. First Presbyterian Church – Lake City, FL.
Please refer to the Columbia County Clerk of Court website for additional information. http://www.columbiaclerk.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=9
Florida Statute 741.01 in part, states that the Clerk of Circuit Court acts as an agent for the State of Florida for issuing Marriage Licenses. The Marriage License Department is here to answer your questions concerning Marriage License in Columbia County. As a public service, a Deputy Clerk may also perform wedding ceremonies.
For advice to newly married, or those about to get married, we suggest you visit the Family Law section of the Florida Bar Web Site. This gives you some advice on the legal issues to be considered when getting married.
Both parties must provide proof of the following:
Yes. Both parties must sign the application form and take an oath to the truthfulness of the information provided.
No. A blood test is no longer required in the State of Florida.
Yes, Florida Statute 741.04 (3) says the effective date shall be delayed 3 days from the date of application unless Florida Residents present the following:
There is no waiting period for out of state residents.
Florida Marriage Licenses are valid for 60 days from the date issued.
No. A Marriage License can be applied for and solemnized in any Florida County.
A minister who has been recognized in the manner required by the regulations of the respective denomination to perform marriage ceremonies.
Yes. If the Captain is a Notary and the ship is in Florida Waters (within 3 geographic miles of the coastline) at the time of the ceremony.
No. Florida Statute 741.08 states in part that the party solemnizing the marriage shall require a properly issued license before performing the ceremony, and within 10 days after the ceremony, he shall make a certificate thereof the license and shall transmit the same to the Clerk of the Circuit Court from which it was issued.
Yes. Deputy Clerks are authorized and available during normal working hours Monday through Friday, to perform ceremonies. No appointment is necessary. The fee for this service is $30.00.
You will receive a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate within 7 days after the officiator returns it to the Clerks Office to be recorded. There is no charge for the first copy. Additional certified copies cost $3.00.
Florida Statute 741.04 states in part that one applicant must be male and the other female.
Florida law prohibits a person marrying anyone to whom they are related by lineal consanguinity. The nearest degree of relations who may legally marry in the State of Florida is first cousins.
No. There is no citizenship or residency requirements.
Florida Statute 741.0405(4) states that no license to marry shall be granted to any person under the age of 16 years, with or without the consent of the parents, except as provided in Florida Statute 741.0405 (2) and (3).