Highlands County Marriage License Information

Highlands County Clerk's Office: General Information

Address: 590 S Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6565
Approved Premarital Course Provider List (pg.4, "Hekimian-Williams Elizabeth, Envision Love LLC")

Marriage License Overview

If you plan to receive your marriage license, couples:

  • Must appear in person at the clerk's office
  • Fill out the marriage license application
  • Present the clerk with a valid photo ID's for each individual (driver's license, state issued ID, passport, etc.)
  • Must know their social security numbers (or alien registration number, if applicable)
  • Must be able to pay the marriage license fee
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old to marry without parental consent

Fees & Discounts

The fee for a marriage license is $93.50. However, a couples that completes an approved premarital course will receive a discount on the fee, and will only be charged $61.00. To receive this discount, the couple must complete a course with a provider approved by the Highlands county clerk, and bring the certificate of completion with them when they submit their marriage license application.

Marriage License Use & Restrictions

There is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage license is effective and a couple may be legally married. However, couples that take an approved premarital course skip the waiting period and may get married on the same day the license is issued. Non-Florida residents do not have a waiting period. After the marriage license is issued, it is valid for 60 days from the issue date. If it is not used by that time, it will become void and a new license must be purchased. The license must be returned to the clerk's office within 10 days after the ceremony is performed.