Both parties must apply in person and present identification. Completing the online form only begins the request process and
does not constitute an issuance of a marriage license.
If either party has been married previously, you must provide the manner (death, divorce, annulment) in which the last marriage
ended and the month, day and year it ended.
If either applicant is under the age of 18 but at least 16, the clerk’s office is authorized to issue a marriage license if the
applicants provide written consent from their parents or guardian. The consent form must be signed by the parents or guardian
in the presence of a deputy clerk or a notary public. The clerk’s office provides the consent forms at no charge.
You may apply at the Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 between the hours of
8:00 am and 4:00 pm., Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays.
The applicants must provide their social security number if they have one.
Florida residents who do not elect to take an approved premarital preparation course must pay the full fee of
$86.00 and will have a three day waiting period.
Florida residents, who choose to take an approved pre-marital preparation course (not more than 1 year prior to the date of application)
and present a certificate when they come in to apply for the license, will have the three day waiting period waived, and the marriage
license fee reduced to $61.00.
The waiting period does not apply to non-Florida residents and the fee is $86.00.
A marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance within the state of Florida.
Payment must be in the form of cash, check, money order or credit card.
Complete and submit the online Application using the button below.