Avoid the three day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Gulf County.
Here’s how it works:
The Gulf County Courthouse will discount your marriage license application fee $32.50 upon completing our online premarital preparation course. The standard fee for a marriage license is $93.50, however, applicants who file a certification that both parties have completed our online premarital preparation course within the past 12 months, are entitled to a discount ($32.50), making their fee $61.00.
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 Gulf County covers the following cities and more:
We have assembled our favorite top places to get married in Gulf County to make it easier on you as you are planning for your wedding during this very exciting time.
1. Sunset Coastal Grill – Port Saint Joe, FL.
2. St Joseph’s Bay Country Club – Port Saint Joe, FL.
3. First United Methodist Church – Port Saint Joe, FL.
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:
Florida Marriage Licenses are valid for 60 days from the date issued.
Must I apply for a Marriage License in the County where I live?
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. The Clerk of the Circuit Court or 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 certified copies of the Marriage Certificate within 7 days after the officiator returns it to the Clerk’s Office to be recorded. There is no charge for these copies. Additional certified copies cost $2.50 each.
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).
Please refer to the Gulf County Clerk of Court website for additional information. http://gulfclerk.com/marriage-license.php
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