Marriage Licenses

  • Both parties must be over 18 years of age. Individuals who are 16 or 17 years of age must have written parental consent from both parents. The form for the written consent may be obtained from the Clerk & Comptroller's Office or online. The form containing the notarized signatures of both parents must be presented at the time the application for the marriage license is made.

    For further information, contact the Clerk & Comptroller's Office at (352) 521-4468 or (727) 847-8086. If you are not from a local calling area for Dade City or New Port Richey, please call (800) 368-2411 and enter extension 4468 for Dade City or 8231 for New Port Richey.

  • Present a valid photo identification (state issued driver's license or ID card or passport).

  • Present a Social Security Number or identifying immigration number.

  • If either party has been divorced or widowed they must know the month, day and year the last marriage ended.

  • If the last marriage ended within the last 30 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate must be presented.
  • Marriage license applicants should be in the office by 4:00pm in order to complete the necessary paperwork.

  • ALL APPLICANTS MUST READ THE FAMILY LAW HANDBOOK that is provided at the time of application.

  • Complete and print the Marriage License Information sheet. This form can be completed online using Adobe Acrobat. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, click the link below to download the free Adobe Reader.

  • If the applicants have children together that were born in the state of Florida, a state mandated form must be completed regarding birth information on the children. There is an additional $3.50 charge for administering the oath, signing and attesting to this document.
    Affirmation of Common Children Form




A marriage license is effective for 60 days from the purchase date and can be used in any county within the State of Florida.

The cost of a license is $93.50 payable by check, credit card, or cash. There is a three (3) day waiting period for Florida residents. The waiting period is waived if both applicants are non-Florida residents.

Premarital Classes

Both parties must be Florida residents and have taken a 4 hour premarital class within the State of Florida to receive a reduction in the price of the marriage license and WAIVE the 3 day waiting period.


To get this reduction you must:

  • Bring in an original Premarital Class Providers Certificate or letter when applying for your license.

  • Cost of the license is $61, payable by check, credit card, or cash.

  • Provide the exact date your last marriage ended either by death or divorce.

  • Provide your social security number.


Premarital preparation courses may include the following lists of qualified instructors as provided by Florida Statutes 741.0305 (3)(a)(1-6):

  • A psychologist licensed under F.S. Chapter 490

  • A clinical social worker licensed under F.S. Chapter 491

  • A marriage and family therapist license under F.S. Chapter 491

  • A mental health counselor license under F.S. Chapter 491

  • An official representative of a religious institution which is recognized under F.S.496.404(19), if the representative has relevant training

  • Any other provider designated by a judicial circuit, including but not limited to school counselors who are certified to offer such courses.

NOTICE
Effective October 1, 2014, this Office will no longer perform marriage ceremonies. Upon request, couples will be provided information regarding options available for this service, including regularly ordained ministers, elders in communion with some churches, other ordained clergy, and notaries public of the state of Florida.


Office Locations:

To obtain a marriage license, visit the Clerk’s Office at the following locations:

Paula S. O'Neil Ph.D., Clerk & Comptroller
East Pasco Government Center
14236 Sixth Street, Suite 201
Dade City, FL 33523-3894

Paula S. O'Neil Ph.D., Clerk & Comptroller
West Pasco Government Center
8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 220
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5598