Marriage License FYI – Destin Wedding Officiant Walton, Okaloosa County
Do I need a marriage license to be married in South Walton? Yes. You can’t be married in South Walton unless you have a Florida marriage license.
Where do I get a marriage license in Walton County? Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Courts has two offices in Walton County and one is located in South Walton at the South Walton Courthouse Annex. For more information on marriage licenses, please visit the Walton County Clerk of Courts website or call (850) 267-3066 to contact the South Walton Clerk of Court’s office by phone.
A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clerk of Court Operations Center, 601-B N. Pearl St., Crestview, FL or from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Ext, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued? The marriage must be solemnized within sixty (60) days of issuance of the marriage license. The ceremony may be performed anywhere within the State of Florida.
Marriage License Requirements
Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license and each must present one of the following forms of identification:
Valid government-issued photo driver license issued in the United States; or
Valid federal or state photo identification card; or
Valid government-issued Passport or Consular photo ID
Birth certificates or green cards are not accepted
If either person was previously married, the manner in which the last marriage ended and the exact date the marriage ended (month, day and year) are required. Copies of the death certificate, final decree of divorce, annulment or blood test are not required. You do not have to be a resident of Florida to apply.
If either person is a Florida resident, a mandatory 3 day waiting period applies. The license’s “Effective Date” will be 3 calendar days after the “Issue Date”. Non-Florida residents do not have a 3 day waiting period. The bridal party will not be able to marry until on, or after the “Effective Date”. The license will expire 60 days after the issue date.
If we are both non-Florida residents, is there a waiting period for the issuance of the license? No. If both parties are non-Florida residents, there is no waiting period for the license to become effective.
Are blood tests and physical exams required? No. The law requiring these tests was repealed October 1, 1986.
Must I apply for a marriage license in the county where I live? No, a marriage license may be applied for and solemnized in any Florida county.
For information on beach wedding permits in Walton County here is a direct link and FAQ.