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Sat Jan 3, 2015, 11:04 PM

4. I posted in another thread about who can solemnize a marriage in Florida

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=979838

It's from a guide created in 1999 for notaries public so it is out of date as of tomorrow: http://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/notary/wedding_handbook.pdf

One thing that can speed things up and save money is to get premarital counseling. With that, there is no waiting period and they save money on the license:
Is there a waiting period for the issuance of the marriage license?
Yes. Effective January 1, 1999, there is a 3-day delay in the effective date of the marriage license if the couple does not participate in a premarital preparation course meeting the requirements specified in law and whose provider is registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Exceptions to the delayed effective date must be granted to non-Florida residents seeking a marriage license from the state and for individuals asserting hardship who have been granted a waiver by a county court judge.

What is the county/state fee for obtaining a marriage license?
Florida law specifies that the marriage license fee is $88.50. For all couples who complete the premarital preparation course, there is a reduction of $32.50, making the marriage license cost $56.00 for these couples.

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