Marriage Information

The Clerk of the Circuit Court acts as an agent for the State of Florida for issuing licenses per Florida Statute 741. The Marriage License Department is here to answer your questions concerning obtaining a marriage license in Jefferson County. As a public service, the Deputy Clerk may also perform ceremonies.


The charges listed are established by Florida Statutes, Jefferson County ordinances, administrative orders, rules of court procedures, and special legislative acts.

NOTE: Some charges include additional fees authorized by county ordinances; These may vary from county to county.

  • Cost, including a certified copy of the license: $86.00
  • Cost, if you complete a marriage course: $61.00
  • Marriage ceremony: $30.00
  • Additional certified copies: $3.00

Marriage Handbook

Upon applying for a marriage license at the Jefferson County Courthouse, couples will be asked to read this Marriage Handbook and certify that they have read it as required by Florida Law. If you and your partner want to get a head start on your marriage license application, click the link above.

Decorative Marriage Certificates

You now have the option to order a decorative marriage certificate to frame in your home. These are the perfect way to commemorate your big day! Click here to order yours today.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the marriage license issuing agent for the state. The following are the most often-asked questions regarding a marriage license or courthouse wedding: