Officiant

If you are looking for an Officiant for your wedding, thinking of elopement, or a vow renewal ceremony, I can help make your event truly a memorable one.

I believe that a wedding or vow renewal ceremony should be as unique, as each bride and groom. If you are interested in professional and personal attention, working with you, planning and customizing your ceremony, then please call or email me today to further discuss. My fees are competitive and reasonable.

Here is a list of Officiant Services I offer:

  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Jail Weddings
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Backyard Wedding Ceremony
  • Park Wedding Ceremony
  • Clubhouse Wedding Ceremony
  • Banquet Hall Wedding
  • Ballroom Wedding
  • Vow Renewal Ceremony

Because I am certified to perform wedding ceremonies, my hope is to make it possible for non-traditional couples to easily express their love and commitment and say “I do.” I am happy to do traditional ceremonies as well, but being non-traditional myself, I am more aptly suited for an outside-the-box couple. Simply put, I’d like to make your wedding ceremony exactly what you want it to be!

 How to Obtain Marriage License:

St.Lucie County:

Address:

201 South Indian River Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 3450 (2nd Floor)

Directions To This Location

MAILING ADDRESS:

Clerk of Circuit Court
Marriage Department
P. O. Box 700
Fort Pierce, Florida 34954

Phone:  (772) 462-6999

Fax:      (772) 462-1283

Hours: 8AM -5PM, Mon – Fri

Note: The Marriage & Official Records Department Stop Processing Documents at 4:45 PM  

All marriage license costs are available on the fees page. We accept cash, money order, Visa, Discover, Master Card, American Express or cashier’s check. (Make checks payable to: Clerk of Court) Correct change is appreciated. There is a three (3) day waiting period on the license, which begins when the Marriage License is signed in the Clerks Office.  CORRECT CHANGE IS APPRECIATED. MUST HAVE DRIVER LICENSE TO USE A CREDIT CARD

Department Functions and Services

Fees

Amended Marriage License

$  42.00

Ceremony

$  30.00

Certified copy(s) of a Marriage License

$    9.00

Duplicate Marriage License

$  42.00

Marriage License

$  93.50

Marriage License w/counseling course

$  61.00

Marriage License Replacement

$  42.00

  • Both parties must be present at the office, with valid driver’s license or picture identification card and social security number.        OR
  • You may go to this website (http://oncore.slcclerkofcourt.com/kiosk) and complete the form to pre-apply for a license.
    Completing the online form begins the request process and does not constitute an issuance of a marriage license.

Steps:

    1. Complete the information requested
    2. Once completed, click on the SUBMIT button
    3. You will receive a transaction number to bring to the marriage license department
    4. Driver license and social security numbers for both parties if available.
    5. (If not please see our FAQ’s)

If there has been a divorce within the last six (6) months, a certified copy of the Final Divorce Decree is required. If it has been longer than six (6) months, just the exact date is needed.

Both parties must read the Family Law Handbook and sign an affidavit stating that the handbook was read. Copies are available in the Marriage License Department, or you may download a copy from this site:

Save time!!! Pre-Apply Online for your Marriage License    http://oncore.slcclerkofcourt.com/Kiosk/

Martin County:

COURTHOUSE
STUART OFFICE

100 East Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 288-5576

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday


HOBE SOUND
BRANCH OFFICE

11730 SE Federal Hwy.
Hobe Sound, Florida
(772) 546-1308

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday


INDIANTOWN
BRANCH OFFICE

16550 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, Florida
(772) 223-7921

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesdays Only


Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations to use the services provided should contact:

Court Administration
250 NW Country Club Dr. Suite 217
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370
or dial 711

Marriage License Requirements
  • Both parties must be present and provide valid identification (valid driver’s license, state I.D. card or passport)
  • If previously married, the month, day and year that the previous marriage ended must be provided.
  • The fee for a marriage license is $93.50 and may be paid using cash or credit card. When using a credit card a transaction fee of 3.5% will be charged. This fee may be reduced to $61.00 if the parties participate in an approved premarital preparation course provided by a Qualified Course Provider who is registered with this office. A list of registered qualified course providers is available in the Clerk’s Office. The course provider must furnish the parties with a Certificate of Completion which must be presented to the Clerk’s Office when applying for the marriage license, in order to receive the reduced fee.
  • Waiting Period
    1. Non-Florida residents – no waiting period
    2. Florida residents who participate in premarital preparation course – no waiting period
    3. Florida residents who do not participate in premarital preparation course – 3 days
  • Both parties are required to read the Family Law Handbook prior to applying for a marriage license. Copies of the Handbook are available in our office. Florida Statutes requires you to sign a statement, verifying that you have read the handbook
  • Florida Statutes requires each party to provide the Clerk’s office with their social security number, passport number, alien admission number or alien file number
  • Blood tests are not required
  • The Marriage License is valid for 60 days from the issue date.
Premarital Counseling Forms:

Wedding Ceremonies
  • Ceremonies are performed Monday through Friday at 10:00a.m. or 3p.m.
  • Ceremonies are performed at other times by appointment.
  • The fee for the ceremony is $30.00, payable by cash or credit card. When paying by credit card, a transaction fee of 3.5% is assessed. This fee is in addition to the Marriage License fee.
  • Ceremonies may be performed in a private office, the courthouse courtyard, or the Gazebo (weather permitting).
Indian River County:

Located in Room 139 at the Indian River County Courthouse

772-770-5185  Extensions 3104 and 3107

These services are also available at the North County office located in Sebastian.

Marriage license requirements and fees are set by Florida Statutes.

Residency: You need not be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage license in Indian River County

Age: Persons 18 years of age and older may apply without parental consent. Persons under 18 years of age may apply with consent of both parents. (Consent forms are available from the Clerk.)

Exceptions to age requirement:

  1. A male or a female under the age of 18 may apply if previously married and divorced. A certified copy of the final judgment is required.

A male or female under the age of 18 may apply if they are parents of a child or are expectant parents. They are required to sign an affidavit provided by the Clerk stating their parental status. If pregnant, the applicant is required to provide a letter from a physician verifying the pregnancy

Prior Marriage: Persons who have been previously married need to supply the month, day and year that the last marriage ended.

Identification: A driver’s license, state issued identification card or passport must be presented at the time the application is made. A Social Security number must be provided on the application. Any person not a citizen of the United States may provide an alien registration number or another form of identification.

Application Fee: A fee payable in cash or credit card is required at the time the application is made. (See fee schedule.) NO OTHER FORM OF PAYMENT CAN BE ACCEPTED.

Requirements for a reduced rate: Couples who have completed an approved Marriage Preparation Course will receive a reduction of the normal marriage license fee when they present a certificate of completion at the time of application. We have a list of approved organizations that provide such courses.

Waiting Period: For those couples who do not attend a course, the effective date of the marriage license shall be delayed three days from the date of application. There is no delay for non-Florida residents and those who have completed a Marriage Preparation Course.

The Marriage License: The marriage license is valid on the effective date located in box 18a of the license. The marriage must be performed within 60 days (expiration date is in box 19 of the license). The completed license must be returned to the Clerk’s Office within 10 days following the ceremony. After being recorded in the Official Records, a certified copy will be mailed to the designated address.

The Marriage Ceremony: The ceremony must take place within the state of Florida. A notary public, an ordained clergy, a Deputy Clerk of the Court and all judicial officers, may perform a marriage ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do we need blood tests to get a marriage license?
    No.
  2. Can we get married somewhere else if we get the license in Indian River County?
    Yes, anywhere in the state of Florida.
  3. Do we have to be Indian River County residents?
    No.
  4. Do we need an appointment to get a marriage license?
    No.

Marriage Licenses:

Florida Residents with Premarital Preparation Course Completion Certificate

61.00

Non-Florida Residents or Florida Residents without Premarital Preparation Course Completion Certificate

93.50

Solemnizing Marriage during business hours (Cash or Credit/Debit Only)

30.00

Solemnizing Marriage after business hours (Cash or Credit/Debit Only)

60.00

     *Credit / Debit Card Fee ($2.50 up to $75)

Sources:

http://www.stlucieclerk.com/marriage/marriage.htm

http://www.martinclerk.com/publicRecords/marriageLicense.htm#general_info

http://www.clerk.indian-river.org/index.cfm?method=Marriage

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