Marriage License Information
Florida and Alabama

Florida Marriage License Information

Bride and Groom must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a Florida marriage license.

Both applicants must appear in person and provide your social security number and a picture-type identification with the date of birth shown, such as a driver's license, passport, Military ID or Student ID.

If either party was previously married, the applicant is required to indicate on the license application the date, county and state (or country) in which the divorce, dissolution or annulment was finalized.

The marriage license is issued at the time of application and is valid for 60 days.

No blood tests are required in Florida.  There is NO wait period for NON-FLORIDA residents. 

If either the Bride or Groom is a Florida Resident, either a 3-day wait period or a 4-hour counseling session is required.

If either party has been divorced in the last 6 months, a copy of the divorce decree is required. 

The current Fee for a Florida Marriage License is $93.50. 

A Florida Marriage License may be obtained by mail, if you think you might not be able to arrive at your destination in time to obtain one. Please visit the State of Florida website for further information regarding this.


Alabama Marriage License Information

The legal age to marry in Alabama is 18. However, if you are 16 to 17, you may obtain a license if both parents are present with valid identification and they consent in writing. You must also present a copy of your birth certificate certified by the State or County. A non-certified hospital birth record will be insufficient.

If you are 18, the only acceptable form of Identification is a copy of your birth certificate certified by the State or County. Again, a non-certified hospital birth record will be insufficient.

If you are 19 or older, you must bring one of the following forms of identification: a valid driver’s license, a copy of your birth certificate certified by the State or County, a military ID, or a certified school record.

Both Bride and Groom must be present and sign to obtain a Alabama Marriage License. The current Fee is $40.00.  Currently, the only form of accepted payment is Cash.  The licensing process takes approximately 15 minutes. 

A premarital blood test is no longer required in Alabama

If you have been divorced, please be prepared to tell us when. You may not apply for a Alabama Marriage License within 60 days after your divorce was granted unless you are remarrying your former spouse.

A Social Security card must be presented when purchasing your marriage license.

There is NO required waiting period once the Marriage License is issued.

A marriage license is valid in Alabama for 30 days from the date it is issued. 


Baldwin County, Alabama

Bay Minette, Alabama is the county seat for Baldwin County Alabama and is the only county office marriage licenses are issued in Baldwin County. Currently, the Robertsdale, Foley, and Fairhope offices are not offering marriage licenses at those satellite locations. The Alabama coastal towns of Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Gulf Shores are all located in Baldwin County, Alabama. Bay Minette is situated in the North Central end of Baldwin County and is about an hour drive along Alabama Highway 59 to the beaches. Bay Minette is located very near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Alabama 59. Most people arriving from the North will take this exit to the beaches.
Marriage License are issued at the central office in Bay Minette, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 and 3. If you plan to arrive in the afternoon, you should be here no later that 2:30 to avoid last minute delays. The licensing process takes about 15 minutes. The prospective Bride and Groom must be present to obtain a marriage license.
The fee for a Marriage License is $40.00. If you are married in our office, the fee for the marriage license and ceremony is $55.00. The only acceptable form of payment is cash.

 If you need a certified copy of a marriage license that was issued in Baldwin county, we need to know the month, day and year of the marriage, and names of the bride and groom. Send this information and $3.00 to the Probate Office, Marriage License Section at PO Box 459, Bay Minette, Al 36507. We will mail a certified copy to you. You may remit a check if you are a resident of Baldwin County and your check reflects a Baldwin County address; please include your driver license number. All other payments should be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check.

220 Courthouse Square Bay Minette Alabama Marriage License SectionThe marriage license section is not in the main courthouse (see pictured above) but is located directly behind it and to the right as viewed from the front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. Look for the Baldwin County Judges Probate Office (220 Courthouse Square). It is situated on the town square. See picture to the right as it only has the entrance marked above the door.

Contact information

220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, AL 36507
(251) 937-0260 ext. 2224
Fax (251) 937-0252

Bay Minette Marriage License Map




Mobile County, Alabama

Mobile County Courthouse Annex Probate DivisionMobile, Alabama is the county seat for Mobile County, Alabama and marriage licenses can be obtained in Mobile for Bride and Grooms heading from the west of Alabama along Interstate 10 East to the beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, Alabama for a destination wedding.  The courthouse is moments off Interstate 10 and access to the Mobile County Court House is easy.  Marriage Licenses are issued Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.. The Marriage License Office is located on the first floor of the Mobile County Courthouse, which is located at the corner of Government and S. Claiborne Street (304 Government Street) in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. If you plan to come in the afternoon, you should arrive no later than 4:30 p.m., as the licensing process takes about 15 minutes. You can expedite the marriage licensing process by having a completed marriage license application when you arrive. The marriage license application form is available on the web site and can be downloaded and printed by you. Bringing in the completed marriage license will help expedite the process.  Please use an ink pen to complete the marriage license application form. The cost of the license is $44.00. CASH, MONEY ORDER OR BANK CASHIER'S CHECK ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT.

 Download Application for marriage license in Mobile County, Alabama (PDF)

Contact Information
304 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
(251) 574-5552

Mobile Marriage License Map