Destin Fl Marriage License Information

Destin Florida Beach Weddings

In Florida, a minister or notary can perform the marriage ceremony. You can obtain your marriage license in any Florida county. But if you are looking to get your license in Destin, Fl, we've put together a list of questions and answers for you. Destin, Fl is in Okaloosa County.

1. How to obtain a marriage license in Okaloosa County.

Go to the Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 E. James Lee Blvd, Room 210
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OR
Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex
1250 N. Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL
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Hours for both locations are: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 850-650-1515
Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court's website

2. Is there a waiting period?

Yes. For Florida residents, there is a 3-day waiting period. But if both the bride and groom complete a 4-hour marriage preparation course, the waiting period is waived.
There is no waiting period for Non-Florida residents with out-of-state driver's license.

3. What do I need to get a marriage license?

  • Bride and groom must be 18 years of age or older and both must be present
  • If either the bride or groom is younger than 18 years of age, he/she must present a certified copy of their birth certificate and a notarized parental consent from both parents
  • Both bride and groom must have a photo identification (i.e., driver's license)
  • No blood test is required
  • If either party has been divorced in the last 6 months, a copy of the divorce decree is required
  • The marriage license is valid for 60 days after date of issue

How much does the marriage license cost?

Currently, the marriage license fee is $93.50. You can pay for it by cash, check or credit card. (Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards only).
EXCEPTION: If both the bride and groom completed the 4 hour marriage preparation course, this fee is reduced to $61.00.

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