Sarasota Beach Wedding License and Permits



It's easy to get caught up in the planning of the wedding and forget about the Wedding license and possible beach permits. Don't worry it's very simple....

Effective January 6, 2015, the Sarasota County RecordingDepartment will issue marriage licenses to all couples.

Here is the check list for Florida Marriage License Process

  • The fee for a marriage license is $93.50 and there is a three (3) day waiting period for Florida residents; there is no waiting period for non-residents.

  • Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course and can provide completion certificates will only be required to pay $61.00 and the three (3) day waiting period will be waived.

  • Couples wishing to be married in the state of Florida must obtain for a marriage license. Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at any County Clerk’s Office

  • The Sarasota County Courthouse  has a self-service kiosk which provides a quick and efficient e-marriage license application. 

  • Both parties are to appear in the Clerk’s Office and sign the application.

  • The legal age for marriage without parental consent is eighteen (18) years of age.

  • The legal age for marriage, with parent’s consent, is sixteen (16).

  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport or State ID with picture)

  • Both parties must be prepared to give their Social Security number.

  • No blood tests are required.

  • Marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance.

  • You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.

  • Hours of Courthouse:  9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

  • Address: Sarasota Main Office
    Customer Service Dept.
    2000 Main Street
    Sarasota FL 34237 Venice Branch Office
    R.L. Anderson Administration Center
    4000 South Tamiami Trail
    Venice FL 34293

  • Questions about wedding licenses:  (941)- 861-7400 

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