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Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses may be applied for in the Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.

To apply for a marriage license, the following is required:

  • Both parties are required to be present with valid identification – including State issued ID card, driver’s license, or passport.
  • Both parties must know their SSN.
  • If either applicant has been married prior to this marriage, you must know the exact end date of the last marriage. (i.e. divorce, death, annulment)
  • If there are children in common (both applicants are the biological parent), applicants will need to know the city and county of the child’s birth along with the full legal name as it appears on the birth certificate.
  • The marriage license is $86.00 and as of January 1, 1999 there is a 3 day waiting period from the date the license is issued.
  • However, if premarital counseling has been performed by a pastor/ minister that is registered with Bradford County, the marriage license is $61.00 and there is no waiting period. Please note that both parties must receive counseling and the certificate of completion must be presented at the time of application.
  • If neither applicant is a Florida resident, the waiting period is not required and the license is $86.00.
  • Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days after the date of issuance.
  • The marriage license may be solemnized anywhere within the State of Florida. If you are traveling out of state to get married, you must apply for a license in that state.

Please note that Bradford County does not perform marriage ceremonies, however there are many other counties that do. Please contact each one individually to see if they will perform this service for you.

If you have any questions, please call 904-966-6280.

Application Forms – do not sign forms until you are in the office before a Deputy Clerk. 

Application for Marriage License and Premarital Statement

Passports

Applicants must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm EST. For quicker processing, please have all of your documents completed and ready.

Passports are valid for a period of ten (10) years for persons 16 and older, and five (5) years for persons 15 and under.

For more information regarding passports, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. Contact the clerk’s office for more information at 904-966-6280.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

First Time Applicants

  • Complete form DS-11.
  • One passport photo taken within the last six months. (Note: Passport photos can be taken at Walgreens, CVS, Tax Collector’s Office, or Walmart for a fee.)
  • The original or certified copy of your birth certificate. The copy must include a raised, embossed or stamped seal affixed thereon. Original naturalization certificates are required for naturalized citizens. If you do not have a proper birth certificate, they can be obtained at the Tax Collector’s Office or Vital Statistics.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Photocopy of both your birth certificate and an enlarged copy of the front/back of your driver’s license.
  • Separate payment for the Acceptance Facility and the U.S. Department of State.

Minor Applicants under the Age of 16

  • Either parents or legal guardians must accompany a minor for the application to be processed.
  • Parents or guardians must provide government issued photo identification, birth certificate of minor, adoption forms or court orders that reflect their relationship to the minor. 
  • If one of the parties are unable to attend, please visit Minors under Age 16for required forms.

Minor Applicants between the Ages of 16 and 17

  • If a minor is between the ages of 16 and 17, they may apply alone with valid documentation and a check signed by his or her parents or guardian.
  • See “First Time Applicants” for required documents.

Renewing Your Passport

  • Complete Form DS-82.
  • To renew a passport by mail, you must meet all five of these requirements:
    1. Passport will be submitted with your application.
    2. Is undamaged other than normal “wear and tear.
    3. Was issued when you were 16 or older.
    4. Was issued within the last 15 years.
    5. Was issued in your current name or if you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage cert., divorce decree or court order.
  • If any of the above statements do not apply, you will be required to complete a DS-11 in person.
  • For more information, visit Passport Renewal

Passport Fees

  • For current passport fees, please visit S. Passport Fees.
  • The passport fee must be made payable to the U.S. Department of State in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check or money order. 
  • There is also a $35.00 acceptance fee due to the Clerk’s Office. We accept cash, card or check for this fee.
  • Note that the acceptance fee is subject to change depending on if you require photo copies of your documents, as we charge $1.00 per copy.