Jackson County Marriage License Information

Jackson County Clerk's Office: General Information

Address: 4445 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone: (850) 482-9552
We are an approved premarital course provider: For verification, please call the county clerk. We will be listed under Elizabeth Hekimian-Williams or Envision Love, LLC.

Marriage License Overview

Getting a marriage license in Jackson county is simple and easy. Couples must:

  • Appear at the clerk's office together
  • Complete the marriage license application
  • Bring valid photo ID's (driver's license, state issued ID, passport, etc.)
  • Know their social security numbers (or, if applicable, their alien registration number)
  • Be at least 18 years old to marry without parental consent
    • If under 18, provide a signed consent form
  • Pay the marriage license fee

Fees & Discounts

The cost for the marriage license, including the state and county fees is $93.50. Couples can receive a discount on this fee by attending an approved premarital course. The reduced fee for couples who take a premarital course is $61.00. To receive this discount, the couple must bring the premarital course certificate of completion with them when they apply for their license.

Marriage License Use & Restrictions

For Florida residents, there is a 3-day waiting period between when the license is issued and when it becomes effective. Until the effective date, a couple cannot be legally married. Couples that take an approved premarital course not only qualify for the discount (explained above), they also are are exempt from the waiting period. If both individuals are non-Florida residents, there is not a waiting period. Once you receive your marriage license, it will be valid for 60 days from the issue date. Within 10 days after the marriage ceremony is performed, the license must be returned to the clerk's office for filing.