Marriage and Divorce Records

Where can I view and obtain copies of marriage license records?

If your marriage was recorded in Hillsborough County, copies of marriage license records and indexes for Hillsborough County from 1846 forward are available for viewing and purchase at the Official Records Library, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140. Marriage license records from 1972 to present are viewable online. Go to Online Search of Official Records, and enter either spouse's name at the time of marriage (Record Type for this search is MAR). There is no charge to view a marriage document in person or online.

Some historical marriage license records for Tampa and Hillsborough County are available for viewing online at the University of South Florida. You can also view historical marriage records for the entire state of Florida online at the State Office of Vital Statistics.

If the copy will be used for legal purposes, a certified copy with a raised seal is required. The charge for a certified copy is $3 ($1 per page and $2 to certify the document). You can request certified copies of marriage records by mail, by phone and in person.

By Mail:

Make checks or money orders payable to "Clerk of the Circuit Court". Provide both spouses’ names at the time of application (include the maiden name if applicable) and the date of marriage. Mail requests are processed within 4-6 business days. Mail requests to: Clerk of Court - Marriage, P.O. Box 3249, Tampa, FL  33601-3249


By Phone:

Copies may be requested by telephone at (813) 276-8100, with a credit card. An additional 3.5% fee is charged by the credit card processing vendor. Telephone orders are processed within 2 - 3 business days.


In Person:

Copies of marriage license records may be requested in person. Walk-in customers receive the document the same day. Payment can be made in person with cash, check, money order or credit card (additional 3.5% processing fee for credit card payments).