Online Marriage License

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! The following process is exclusively for the purpose of virtually obtaining a marriage license. Simply obtaining a marriage license in and of itself, without an officiant’s signature, does not result in a legal marriage in the State of Florida. The Hillsborough County Clerk’s Office does not perform virtual ceremonies. The marriage license should be presented to an officiant for a marriage ceremony. Be sure to read the Online Marriage License Requirements and Marriage License FAQs before beginning the virtual process of obtaining a marriage license

The Hillsborough County Clerk of Court is pleased to offer the option of applying for a marriage license online. The process is simple and involves the following steps.

  1. Fill out a Marriage Licenses Application online.
  2. Once you submit the application, it will be reviewed by the Clerk.
  3. The Clerk will send you an email confirming receipt of your application, and a link to schedule a video conference call using Zoom.
  4. Once the appointment is scheduled, the zoom link will be sent one business day prior to the scheduled appointment.
  5. On the scheduled date and time you will meet via Zoom with a Clerk who will validate your identifications, review your application with you, collect payment, and have you electronically sign your marriage license.
  6. You will receive a link to securely download the license, officiant instructions and payment receipt.
  7. After you get married, you can mail in the hard copy of your completed license, and you will receive a certified copy of your completed license via mail.

Online Marriage License Requirements

Both parties must be 18 years old or older.If one or both parties are younger than 18 years old, you will need to come to the office to apply for a license.

Both parties will need to upload and display government issued identification. Acceptable means of identification include:

  1. Driver’s License
  2. State ID
  3. Passport book or card
  4. Military ID
  5. Medical Marijuana card
  6. Gun permit card
  7. Certificate of Naturalization

You will need to upload images of your selected identifications and marriage counseling certificate (if applicable) as part of the form submission process in one of the following formats:

  • JPG
  • PDF
  • TIFF

Please make sure you bring the same identification you supplied electronically with you on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Be prepared and on time to your Zoom meeting. If either party is five minutes late, you will need to reschedule for another available time. When meeting with the clerk via Zoom you will need to have a camera-enabled device. A computer (laptop/desktop) is recommended for the best experience. Please note Apple iPhones are not compatible with the Zoom process. Technical difficulties that extend past 10 minutes will result in your appointment being canceled and you will need to reschedule for another available time. You will need a valid credit card to submit payment. The clerk will record the portion of the meeting where your IDs are reviewed and your electronic signatures captured.

Online Marriage License appointments fill up weeks in advance. Couples are strongly advised to come into the office if you need a marriage license within 10-15 business days.

Are you ready to begin the process?