Avoid the three day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Volusia 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. Contact our office today to get started.
Here’s how it works:
The Volusia County Courthouse will reduce your marriage license application fee from $93.50 to $61.00 upon completing our online premarital preparation course.
The cost of our the course is $14.97, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.
Our Volusia County Online Premarital Preparation Course Covers the Following Cities:
Marriage licenses must be applied for in person with both the prospective bride and groom present, however, marriage license form may be completed in advance using our eMarriage License Application. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and provide the office with identification, such as a drivers license containing a photograph or birth certificate. A blood test is no longer required. If either applicant has been divorced, you must provide the Clerk with the date the divorce was finalized.
In special circumstances applicants serving in the military who are unable to apply in person may contact the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court to make the appropriate arrangements.
** NOTICE **
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE IN THE OFFICE PRIOR TO 4PM FOR COMPLETION OF PAPERWORK.
Effective January 1, 1999, if a couple has not completed a premarital preparation course from a Qualified Course Provider registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Volusia County, Florida, the effective date of the marriage license will be delayed three (3) days from the date of issuance. Those couples who have completed a course will have the fee reduced by $32.50 and will have no waiting period to get married. Exceptions apply to non-Florida residents.
In 1998 the Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act (98-402, Laws of Florida) provided that a Family Law Handbook be distributed to each marriage license applicant prior to the issuance of the license. Each applicant must state in writing that he or she has obtained and read, or otherwise accessed, the information contained in the handbook. This information is available online. The handbook is available at all Marriage License Departments and can be read prior to completing the license application.
Please refer to the bottom of this page for current Marriage License fees. Payment may be by: Cash; Personal Checks; or Visa MasterCard or Discover Credit Cards & Debit Cards with the Visa MasterCard logo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I apply for a marriage license in person?
Marriage license applications are accepted at the Volusia County Courthouse, Room C119, DeLand and Daytona Beach Courthouse Annex, Room 100.
Q: How long is the license valid?
The license is valid for 60 days and the marriage may take place anywhere in the State of Florida. The marriage license form must be returned to the Clerk’s Office for recording within ten days after the marriage is performed. A copy will be provided.
Q: Can the Clerk perform the ceremony?
Upon request the Clerk, or a Deputy Clerk, is authorized to perform your wedding ceremony during regular office hours from 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. Please arrive before 4:00 PM.
Q: May I apply if I am under the age of 18?
If either the bride or groom is under the age of 18, the Clerk’s Office is authorized to issue a marriage license if one of the following conditions is met:
The prospective bride or groom under the age of 18 has a written consent from his or her parents or guardian
If the minor applicant has been married previously, the Clerk’s office will issue a marriage license provided the applicants furnish documentation evidencing the prior marriage
A County Judge is authorized to issue a marriage license to any applicant under the age of 18, if one of the following conditions are met:
Both applicants swear under oath that they are the parents of a child
The female applicant is pregnant and this fact is verified by a licensed physician’s written statement and both parties swear under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child
The Clerks Office will schedule a hearing, if necessary, with a County Court Judge who will then decide to issue or deny the license based upon the circumstances of the application and the accompanying documentation. A fee of $93.50 is required. If the judge denies the request, $93.50 is refundable.
Q: Can I get a copy of my license?
Marriage records date back to 1855 in Volusia County. For our search, we will need the names of the bride and groom, and the year that the marriage took place. Search fee is $2.00 per name per year. Certified copies are $3.00 each.
List of Fees and Fines
Application (includes preparation, administering oath, recording, and one certified copy)
Application (includes preparation, administering oath, recording, and one certified copy), if premarital course taken