Marriage License Information

The Clerk’s Office is proud to offer the service of marriage licenses. The following are the requirements and general information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at 850-638-6285 ext 221 or 244. You may also contact us via email at either one of the following emails or To help speed your procedure in the office, you may fill out and bring in the forms found below.

Marriage Menu


Marriage Documents

License Copies



  • Both applicants must apply in person and bring a drivers license, passport or state issued identification card. If either applicant was previously married they need to know either the date of divorce (exact date or at least the month & year) or the date of the other spouses death.
  • The effective date of the license will not be valid until three (3) days after issuance if both partners do not attend the pre-marital course. Exceptions to the waiting period are non-Florida residents, Florida residents that have attended pre-marital counseling, and persons asserting hardships.
  • Pre-marital counseling is only good if both parties are Florida residents and must have Florida identification.
  • Pre-marital counseling course should be completed by a registered provider. If the qualified party is registered with another county then we would need to be able to contact the county they are registered in to verify that they can provide the counseling.
  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.
  • If either applicant is under the age of 18 years of age but at least 16 years of age, a birth certificate and proof of identification is required along with a notarized written consent of the parents or guardian. Consent forms are available at our office if parents are unable to be present. 
  • Applicants under 16 years of age must obtain a determination from a county judge. All minors need to contact the office for more information. 
  • No blood test is required.
  • The cost is $93.50 payable by cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card. Any checks or money orders should be made payable to the Clerk of Court. A reduction in the fee ($32.50) will be assessed for any Florida resident couple that provides a valid certificate of completion of a pre-marital course (making the license $61.00).  Florida Statute 741.0305(5).
  • The license must be used within sixty (60) days of issuance.
  • The license may be used in any county in the State of Florida only, but must be returned to the county where it was issued.
  • If the marriage license is lost or needs to be corrected there is a $30.00 fee. We do give couples the opportunity to read over the license to check for anything that may have been entered incorrectly before they exit with the license.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however the hours for Marriage Application is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Marriage License


Marriage License with proof of Counseling




Marriage Documents

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Marriage Application Documents

Family Law Handbook

Register Provider Application


Marriage License Copies

To obtain a copy of a marriage license you may write to:

Washington County Clerk of Court
Marriage License Department
Post Office Box 647
Chipley, Florida 32428

Marriage Record


Certification of Record




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