Address: Duval County Courthouse (Downtown), 501 West Adams Street, Room 1048, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: (904) 255-2000
View Approved Premarital Course Provider List. You can verify that we are an approved provider. Finding us on the provider list can be tricky. To find us quickly, click on "City" column twice to sort the cities from Z to A. Go down the list and find "Tampa". In the same row that "Tampa" is listed, you will see our information: Hekimian-Williams, Elizabeth, MH.
If you plan to receive your marriage license, the couple will need to appear in person at the Duval county clerk's office and provide:
The cost for the marriage license, including the state and county fees is $93.50. However, couples who are Florida residents that attend an approved premarital course will only have to pay $61.00.
There is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage license is effective and a couple may be married. The only exception is if the couple takes a premarital course, where the wait is waived, or if they are not Florida residents. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the issue date, and must be returned to the clerk's office within 10 days after the marriage is performed. If the marriage license is not used within 60 days from the date it is issued, it will no longer be valid and a new one must be purchased in order to get married.
Only a select few individuals hold the authority to legally solemnize a wedding. This includes: ordained ministers, judicial officers, clerk of the circuit court, and notaries. Similarly, any marriage had and solemnized by the people called "Quakers or Friends" (in the manner and form that is used and practiced in their society) will be legal and valid.