Monroe County Online Premarital Preparation Course
Avoid the three day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Monroe County. We do provide the approved premarital course in an online format so you can save money on your marriage license and avoid waiting three days to have your marriage license issued to you. Contact our office today to get started.
Here’s how it works:
The Monroe County Clerk of Court will discount your marriage license application fee $32.50 upon completing our online premarital preparation course. The fee is $93.50 if you do not take the premarital preparation course and you will have a three day waiting period before you can pick up your license. If you do take the premarital preparation course, the fee $61.00 and the three day waiting period is waived.
The cost of our the course is $19.99, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.
Our Online Premarital Preparation Course for Monroe County Covers the Following Cities:
- Big Coppitt Key
- Big Pine Key
- Duck Key
- Cudjoe Key
- Key Colony Beach
- Key Largo
- Key West
- No Name Key
- North Key Largo
- Stock Island
- Sugarloaf Key
D’Arienzo Psychological Group has supplied information here from the Monroe County Marriage License website, for your convenience. Please refer to the Monroe County Clerk of Court website for additional information. (https://gov.propertyinfo.com/fl-monroe/)
MONROE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE GENERAL INFORMATION:
In Monroe County, the Clerk’s Office is the issuing agent of Marriage License for the State of Florida. The Clerk’s Office provides this service at the following locations:
|Key West Courthouse 500 Whitehead Street (corner of Whitehead & Southard, Lester Bldg.) Key West, FL 33040 305-292-3458 FAX: 305-295-3970||Marathon Branch Courthouse 3117 Overseas Highway (48 1/2 Mile Marker Ocean Side) Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-6027 FAX: 305-289-1745|
|Upper Keys Gov’t Center 88820 Overseas Highway (88 1/2 Mile Marker Gulf Side) Plantation Key, FL 33070 305-852-7145 FAX: 305-852-7146|
|Clerk of Court 50 High Point Road Plantation Key, FL 33070|
ISSUANCE: Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old to obtain a marriage license. Sixteen (16), and Seventeen (17), year olds must have both parent’s consent. If you are younger, parent’s consent/consent of a County Judge, and proven pregnancy may apply, depending on the age and situation. Both applicants must appear in person at the time of application.
IDENTIFICATION: Applicant’s must provide a valid picture-type ID, with date of birth shown. (Driver’s License, passport, student ID Card, Military ID, or Alien Registration Card.) There is no residence or citizenship requirement.
PRIOR MARRIAGES: If either applicant has been previously married, the exact date of the last death, divorce, or annulment must be provided. You should bring a copy of your divorce decree with you at the time of application.
TIME LIMIT: The license must be used within sixty (60) days from the “effective date”. Below is the effective date criteria:
- If both parties are Florida residents they must both attend a premarital class and present certification of the attendance to the clerk at the time of application. There is no waiting period. If no class is attended, there is a three (3) day waiting period (from the date of issue), before the marriage ceremony may take place. This class must be taken thru an authorized provider listed in Monroe County. Original certificate of completion is required at time of application. List of providers is available upon request.
- If only one of the couples is a Florida resident and the Florida resident takes the course, there is no waiting period.
- If both parties are out of state residents, there is no waiting period.
SOLEMNIZATION: A marriage may be performed by regularly ordained clergy, judiciary, State of Florida notaries, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Deputy Clerks.
COST: A marriage license cost $93.50. The exception is if both parties are Florida residents, have both provided proof of a premarital class cost is then $61.00.
RECORDING OF LICENSE: After the marriage, the person who performed the ceremony must return the license, within ten (10) days, to the marriage license section, where it will then be recorded in the Official Records. Until that license is received, there is no record of the marriage. After recordation, a certified copy will be returned to the newlyweds, by mail. The original license is sent to the OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS in Jacksonville. The process takes approximately 3 weeks.
Dr. Justin D’Arienzo is Florida’s Leading Provider of Online Premarital Preparation and Premarital Counseling. He created an enjoyable and interactive online premarital preparation course that is certified in every county in Florida. Dr. D’Arienzo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Custody Evaluator, and Relationship Expert. If you are seeking individual psychotherapy, counseling in Jacksonville FL, couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, intensive marital therapy, or life coaching, D’Arienzo Psychological Group provides comprehensive psychological therapies and counseling utilizing research-based strategies. D’Arienzo Psychological Group is a full-service psychology firm, with mental health providers who specialize in areas including child and adolescent mental health counseling, behavior modification, psychotherapy for adults, group therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, vocational counseling, organizational consulting and training, substance abuse treatment, anger management, premarital counseling, marital therapy, couples counseling, and forensic psychological services.