Getting your Marriage License
Key West Weddings and Events...with care.
For the most up to date information on obtaining a Florida marriage license, direct from the Monroe County Clerk of the Court's Office:
Click the link above for all the details.
In brief, there is no blood test required. There is no waiting period if you are not a Florida resident (3 days if you are) once you obtain your license I can marry you (with proper ID) the same day. The cost is currently (2005) $93.50 and both persons must be present to obtain the license.
If you would rather obtain your license before arrival (handy sometimes if you are arriving by cruise ship and your time here is limited) I can provide information for "License by Mail". This is more expensive (approx. $200) and will take longer, but might be worth it if you have limited time. After you reserve your wedding with me, I'll provide the details and help with the processing of your application.
Please note any Court House in the state of Florida can provide the marriage license for a Key West wedding.
For foreign visitors contemplating a Key West wedding, please review this information regarding an APOSTILLE, which may be required by your government to register the marriage.
This is simply an endorsement, provided by the Florida Secretary of State, which authenticates your license issued in Florida. This is only suggested for foreign visitors.
DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION:
If you are considering a commitment ceremony or Holy Union please consider the following declaration that is provided by the City Clerk's Office of Key West. For a fee of $50.00 the City Clerk will record your union as a Domestic Partnership. Not all jurisdictions will recognize this, so please check back home if you do not reside in Key West.
I would suggest this simple affirmation by our local government of your bond for couples seeking to register their commitment to a governing authority.
Here is the link to the DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION, please note an appointment is suggested by the City Clerk's Office.
Let me know if I can answer any further questions.
For immediate assistance please call 305.292.2292