If under the age of 18, can I still get a marriage license?

Per 741.04, F.S. Issuance of marriage license, with the effect of prohibiting a county court judge or Clerk of Court from issuing a marriage license to a person under the age of 18. However, a person that is at least 17 years of age may marry with written parental or legal guardian consent, but only if the other party is no more than two years older:

  • Written consent of the parent or guardian of the minor to such marriage, acknowledged before an officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, is filed with the clerk or court
  • Both parents of the minor are deceased at the time of application
  • When the minor has been married previously

A county court judge may, with his/her discretion, issue a marriage license to a minor under 18 years when:

  • Both parties to the marriage submit an application sworn under oath that they are the parents of a child
  • When the fact of pregnancy is verified by the written statement of a licensed physician and both parties submit an application sworn under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child
  • When the fact of pregnancy is verified by the written statement of a licensed physician, the female applicant is under 18 years of age, the male applicant is over 18 years of age, and the female's application sworn under oath states that she is an expectant parent

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1. Where can I obtain a certified copy of a marriage license?
2. What is age limit a person can get a marriage license without parental consent?
3. If under the age of 18, can I still get a marriage license?
4. Is a waiting period required?
5. Is a blood test required?
6. Who can perform marriage ceremonies?
7. If I get a marriage license in the State of Florida, can I take it to another state to be married?
8. How long is a marriage license good for?
9. Will we have to read any material prior to our marriage license being issued?
10. Must I be a Florida resident or a U.S. Citizen to apply for a marriage license?
11. Do I need to bring witnesses?
12. Can I marry a relative?
13. Can I marry a person of the same sex as I am?
14. Is my marriage in another state to a person of the same sex recognized in Florida?