Marriage Licenses

The Marriage License division receives marriage applications, issues licenses and performs marriage ceremonies. You may obtain a marriage license at any of the following three locations. Please click on the links for maps, driving directions, office and phone directory, and other contact information.

You may also start the marriage license application process online by using our eMarriage online application. See below for information about the eMarriage application process.

Marriage License Office Locations

Lake County Public Records Center
122 East Main Street, Tavares
Open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Lake Minneola Branch Office
800 North US Hwy. 27, Minneola
The office is located in the Minneola City Hall.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.

North Lake Branch Office
902 Avenida Central, The Villages.
The office is located in the Villages of Lady Lake.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.

eMarriage Application

eMarriage is an online marriage license pre-application program that will save you time when you come to the Clerk's Office. By using our eMarriage application, you are filling out, at your convenience, all the necessary information required by the State of Florida to obtain a marriage license. You save time because you will not have to fill out a paper marriage license application at the Clerk's Office. Your online application is valid for 60 calendar days from the day it is submitted. Please note there is a three (3) day waiting period for Florida residents that have not completed a premarital preparation course from a qualified course provider registered with the Lake County Clerk of Court. The three (3) day wait begins once the couple appears in front of the marriage license clerk to complete the application process.

Using the eMarriage Application System

  1. Read the disclaimer to understand that by filling out the online application, you must still appear before the Clerk and meet the State of Florida's requirements for a marriage license. Simply completing the online form does not mean you are married.
  2. Enter information in all the required fields and submit. Your information will go into the Clerk's queue.
  3. You will receive an on-screen confirmation that you have successfully completed the online application.
  4. Within 60 days of completing the online application, the bride and groom must come together to the Marriage License/Passport Department with proper identification and form of payment.
  5. The three (3) day waiting period does not begin until the couple appears before a marriage license clerk to complete the application process.
  6. At that time, the Clerk will determine if your application can be accepted or rejected.

Marriage License Fees

Item Fee Amount
Marriage application and license (includes one certified copy of license) $93.50
If pre-marital class certification filed (3-day waiting period waved) $61.00
For Solemnizing matrimony $30.00
Keepsake Marriage Certificate $10.00
Providing a certified copy $3.00
 

Applying for a Marriage License

  • Who may apply for a marriage license?
  • What do I need to apply for a marriage license?
  • Is there a waiting period after issuance of the license?
  • How is the waiting period counted?
  • Where can I take the premarital preparation course?
  • Can persons obtain licenses to marry partners of their own gender?
  • Are blood tests required?
  • Must I apply for a marriage license in the county where I live?
  • Do one or both of the marriage license applicants have to be American citizens?
  • How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?
  • Who may perform a marriage license ceremony?
  • Can I be married at the Clerk's Office?
  • Do I need to bring witnesses for a ceremony?
  • How do we go about renewing our vows?
  • Do we need to obtain a license to renew our vows?
  • Where can I write for a certified copy of my marriage license?