Kelvin Soto, Esq.
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3500

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Marriage Licenses

Couples wishing to get married in Florida may apply for a license in person at our office location:

Marriage licenses are issued by appointment only (one appointment per family, please) Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Schedule your appointment here :  Wizard Appointment -Service.

Location:
Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Recording Department
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Phone: 407-742-3500

Email:
[email protected]

The marriage license is valid only in the state of Florida for a period of 60 days. Once issued, Florida residents must wait three days to get married, unless the couple attends a premarital course from this list of registered providers and presents the certificate of completion when applying for their license. There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents. The Clerk’s office also performs marriage ceremonies for a fee of $30.00. Appointments are necessary.

After the marriage ceremony, the officiant (pastor, priest, minister, notary public, etc.) must fill out and sign the marriage license. The marriage license must then be dropped off or mailed to our office locations to be recorded in the Official Records. A certified copy of the marriage license will be returned to the couple once it is recorded.

Marriage licenses are issued by appointment only utilizing our online kiosk. To begin the process, please click here: Online Marriage Kiosk

Marriage License Requirements

Marriage License Requirements

Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license, sign the application form, and take an oath to the truthfulness of the information provided. Marriage Ceremony must take place within 60 days.

Both parties must provide proof of the following:

  • Identification:
    • Driver’s license issued in the United States.
    • Federal or state identification card; or
    • Passport showing your name and date of birth (birth certificates or green cards are not accepted).
  • Both parties must read the Family Law Handbook – English and Spanish Versions prior to obtaining a marriage license.
  • If either person was married before, the way the last marriage ended and the exact date the marriage ended are needed. Copies of the death certificate, final decree of divorce, or annulment are not required.

Requirements for Minors 17 to 18 Years Old (One or Both Applicants)

All of the following are required:

Waiting Period & Discounted License

Waiting Period & Discounted License

The mandatory three-day waiting period for Florida residents may be waived if the couple attends a premarital course (minimum of 4 hours) from a provider registered in Osceola County and presents a certificate of completion when applying for a license. There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents.

Additionally, both residents and non-residents of Florida may receive a $25 discount on their marriage license by completing a premarital course. The course must be completed no more than one year prior to the date of application for a marriage license. Both parties must attend the course. A certificate of completion must be presented at the time of application to be eligible for the discount.

Certificates showing completion of a premarital course must include the number of hours attended (minimum of 4 hours required).

The premarital course provider list is available online (link below) and at our office location.

Marriage License Forms & Fees

Marriage Handbook and Form(s)

The Marital handbook is prepared as a public service by The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 741.01, this form is provided to allow both parties to the marriage to state under oath in writing if they are the parents of a child born in this state and to identify any such child they have in common by name, date of birth, place of birth, and if available, birth certificate number – one form per child.

Marriage License Fees

Florida Residents (Both Took Course) Fee $61.00 – No Waiting Period
Florida Residents (No Course) Fee $86.00 – 3 Day Waiting Period
Couple (Both Parties Are Out of State – Both Took Course) Fee $61.00 – No Waiting Period
Couple (Both Parties Are Out of State – No Course) Fee $86.00 – No Waiting Period
Couple (One Party is Out of State – Both Took Course) Fee $61.00 – No Waiting Period
Couple (One Party is Out of State – No Course) Fee $86.00 – 3 Day Waiting Period
Performing Ceremony At The Clerk’s Office Fee $30.00
Marriage Ceremonies

Marriage Ceremonies

Ceremonies are conducted Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Appointments required. Schedule your appointment here :  Wizard Appointment -Service. Fee: $30.00

Marriage Ceremonies available in the ceremony room. 

Marriage Ceremony must take place within 60 days of obtaining the license.

Authorized to Perform Ceremony

Florida Statutes 741.07, Persons authorized to solemnize matrimony are All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by law.

After the Ceremony

**LICENSE MUST BE RETURNED WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER THE CEREMONY**

Within 10 days after the marriage ceremony, the officiant (pastor, priest, minister, notary public, etc.) must fill out and sign the marriage license. The marriage license must then be dropped off or mailed to our office locations to be recorded in the Official Records. A certified copy of the marriage license will be returned to the couple once it is recorded.

Copies & Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses

Copies & Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses

To view a marriage license that was applied for and recorded in Osceola County, search the official records online. Uncertified copies may be printed on your own printer for free. Certified copies may be purchased from the Clerk’s office. The charge for a copy is $1.00 per page and an additional $2.00 to certify the document. If you are using the copy for a legal purpose, we suggest that you purchase a certified copy.

If your license was applied for in another county or state, you must search the records in that county or state.

You may also send a written request for a copy. Please provide the names of both parties (including maiden name, and if known, date of marriage). Please make checks payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Recording Department
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Phone: 407-742-3500

You can also access images of recorded marriage licenses on our website by clicking here.

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Join us for a spooky Celebration of love and marriage at our inaugural Halloween Wedding!

Halloween Wedding includes:

  • Halloween Themed Wedding Ceremony in the Oldest, Continually Operating Courthouse in Florida
  • Themed photo opportunities
  • Complimentary photo
  • Decorative marriage certificate
  • Reception with cupcakes & beverages
  • Themed music selections and Your special song played during reception
  • Exclusive access to the first group Halloween Wedding
  • One (1) certified copy of marriage license
  • Recording Fees

Date: Monday, October 31st, 2022

Location: Osceola County Historic Courthouse, the oldest, still operating Courthouse in Florida.

3 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, FL, 34741

Times:

English Ceremony and reception from 10:00am-11:30am. Check-in time is 8:30am

Spanish Ceremony and reception is from 2:00pm-3:30pm. Check-in time is 12:30pm

Registration Dates: Monday, September 19th, 2022 – Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Sign Up In Person ONLY During Marriage License Appointment: Wizard Appointment -Service (osceolaclerk.com)

Cost: $50.00

Registration is first come, first serve. Register with the Deputy Clerk during the marriage license application. Registration is only open Monday, September 19th, 2022 – Thursday, October 27th, 2022. Couples must purchase their marriage license from the Osceola County Clerk of Circuit Court. See the information listed above for details regarding marriage licenses.

Make an appointment to apply for your marriage license: Wizard Appointment -Service (osceolaclerk.com)

Exclusive to only 15 couples only getting married per group ceremony. Two additional guests per party are permitted. Children under 12 must be supervised by a non-marrying adult.

Couples will be married in a secular, group ceremony by a Deputy Clerk in the trial area of the Courtroom of the Historic Courthouse. Guests will be seated in the benches. Detailed instructions on ceremony flow will be provided during check-in on the day-of the wedding.

Fee is $50.00 paid at the time of registration. Event fees are non-refundable. Fees are payable by cash, card, or money order. Cards subject to processing fee.

Additional certified copies of the marriage license may be pre-purchased or purchased onsite for $3 each payable by cash or card. Card payments are subject to processing fee.

This is a family-friendly event. All couples and guests must wear appropriate attire.

Clerk’s staff is required to identify participants; therefore, no heavy makeup will be permitted. Face masks are allowed if they can be removed for identification purposes.

The couple getting married will be required to bring the same form of identification as used during the marriage license purchase.

Ceremonies begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Once doors are closed, no one will be allowed to enter until the ceremony is finished.

Free day-time parking is available in lot C or the parking garage.

If unforeseen circumstances should arise, and the couple is no longer able to attend the ceremony, arrangements will be made for an alternate date for a standard wedding ceremony & to receive the recorded licenses. Please contact the Marriage Department for details.

For more information, please contact the Marriage Department at (407) 742-3530 or [email protected].

About the Historic Courthouse:

Local legends surround the Historic Courthouse. The Historic Courthouse began holding trials in 1889. All types of cases, from chicken thievery and the selling of moonshine, to high profile murder cases have been heard in the Historic Courthouse building. More information can be found from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court: 1890: The Red Brick Courthouse | Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (ninthcircuit.org)