DeSoto County Marriage License Information

DeSoto County Clerk's Office: General Information

Address: 115 East Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, Florida 34266
Phone: (863) 993-4876
We are an approved premarital course provider. You can verify this by calling the clerk's office. We will be in their records under Elizabeth Hekimian-Williams or Envision Love, LLC.

Marriage License Overview

Couples who intend to obtain their marriage license must:

  • Apply together at the clerk's office
  • Bring their a valid photo ID (driver's license, state ID or a passport)
  • Know their social security numbers
  • Both be at least 18 years old to apply without parental consent
  • Be prepared to pay the marriage license fee
  • Arrive no later than 4pm to ensure you receive your marriage license before the office closes

Fees & Discounts

The cost for the marriage license, including the state and county fees is $93.50. However, couples who attend an approved premarital course will only pay $61.00. The fee can be paid by cash, check or money order (payable to the Clerk of Court).

Marriage License Use & Restrictions

There is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage license is valid for a couple to be married if they have not taken a premarital course. Non-Florida residents do not have a waiting period. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the issue date, and will not be refunded if they are not used within that time. The issued license can be used by the couple to be married in any Florida county. After getting married, the marriage license must be returned to the clerk's office within 10 days so it can be recorded.