Yes, unless the parents are divorced and the sole custody and control is placed in one parent, then only the parent having such sole custody and control shall be required to give the written consent. Written consent of an incompetent parent is not required (Attorney General Opinion 49-122). All written consents must be acknowledged (notarized).
Yes. There is a three day waiting period provided by the state legislature effective January 1, 1999, if either party is a Florida resident. Exceptions: Non-Florida residents with out of state drivers license used as proof of identity, require no waiting period. Florida residents who provide upon making application proof of completion of a 4-hour marriage preparation course provided by an instructor registered with Santa Rosa County, FL, require no waiting period.
No. The law requiring these tests was abolished October 1, 1986.
No, a marriage license may be applied for and solemnized in any Florida county.
(see link below)
A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clerk of Circuit Court’s Offices at Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Suite A, Milton, FL 32570 (behind McDonald’s) (850)983-1966 and South Santa Rosa County Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (next door to THE ZOO) (850) 981-5570.
The marriage must be solemnized within sixty (60) days of issuance of the marriage license. The ceremony can be performed anywhere in the State of Florida.
He/she is a minister who has been recognized in the manner required by the regulations of the respective denomination to perform marriage ceremonies.
No, Section 7.41.08 F.S. states that the party solemnizing the marriage shall require a properly issued license before performing the ceremony. (see link to statute below)
A marriage cannot be officially recorded until the license is returned to the Clerk. It should be returned within ten days after the wedding. The party who performed the marriage is responsible for returning the completed license.
Yes. Deputy Clerks are authorized and available during normal working hours to perform marriage ceremonies. The fee for this service is set by Florida Statute and is currently $30.00.
(see link below for fees)
In Santa Rosa County, checks are accepted for a marriage license. Checks should be made payable to the Clerk of Court.
If your marriage means a change in name and/or address, remember to make the following important notifications:
Department of HRS
Division of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: (904) 359-6955
If you were issued your marriage license in Santa Rosa County, contact:
Clerk of Circuit Court
PO Box 472
Milton, FL 32572
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