About Florida Notaries
Looking for a Florida wedding officiant?
- Visit findaJP.com to learn more about Florida wedding laws and to search for a Florida notary.
Are you a Florida notary?
- Learn more about the benefits of a JPus membership.
- The Governor’s Reference Manual for Florida Notaries
Florida Notaries Perform Marriages
When a secular ceremony is desired, a notary is frequently called upon to be the officiant. The rules for obtaining and filing marriage licenses are:
Every marriage license is issued by a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court under his or her hand and seal. Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at any county clerk’s. Click Here for Clerk of the Court contact information by county. You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.
To obtain a marriage license you need
- Identification: a picture ID such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or valid passport; both parties will also have to provide their Social Security numbers, but do not need to provide their Social Security Cards.
- Fees: $93.50. Marriage license fees can be reduced by up to $32.50 if you complete a licensed Florida pre-marital course.
The marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance. Blood Tests are not required. There is a 3-day waiting period after issuance of the license before you can get married, unless you have completed the Florida pre-marital course, in which case the waiting period is waived. Also see Florida’s Marriage Statutes.
Other Notary Services
- Administer oaths or affirmations
- Take acknowledgements
- Attest to photocopies of certain documents
- Verify vehicle identification numbers (VINs)
- Certify the contents of safe deposit boxes
Become a Florida Notary
- Requirements for becoming a Notary and other information
- If you would like to be able to perform marriage ceremonies in the state of Florida, you can do so by becoming a notary public. The application can be completed online — Click here to register.
- Learn how the Justice of the Peace Association supports civil marriage officiants
- Professional development and training for notaries and justices of the peace
- JPus is a voice to end child marriages
- Go back to the history of JPs (and notaries) by State
- Are you a couple looking to get married? See our About Notaries and JP page