If you would like to secure your marriage license prior to the wedding and avoid having to find time to go to the clerk and wait to obtain your license, or won’t be arriving in time, then our marriage license by mail is perfect for you. *Please note this is for a Florida Marriage License only.
*Please note: We cannot Apply for the Marriage License by Mail until we are within 60-days of your ceremony. For Example: 4/27/19 Ceremony Date (Apply for license on 02/27/19). With the recent slow-down in USPS standard mail service, we recommend using ‘Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes’ for sending in Marriage Documents.
Step 1: Pay for Marriage License by Mail
Standard Service $195
|4-8 weeks prior to your wedding.|
Express Service $225
|2 to 4 weeks prior to your wedding.|
Step 2: Fill out the Online Marriage Application Form here: EMarriage Online Application
*Once complete – the screen will display a 5-digit Code (save this # and email to [email protected]). We will forward the Marriage License with further instructions in one business day.
Step 3: Print Instructions and take with you to the notary (Make sure they Stamp in the Left Margin – to the Left of the Lines). Please use ‘Black Ink’ only on 8.5″ x 11″ Letter Size White Paper, we must receive your completed Marriage License documents at least 7-days prior to the Wedding Ceremony.
A) Marriage License (You will receive this via Email)
B) Pre-Marital Statement (Page 2 of the Above Link – Please Sign Only, Does Not Need to be Notarized)
*Mail all notarized forms once complete back to us. Please note that the Marriage License must be an original document (if the Spouses live in separate areas, you can have this document notarized individually however it must be the Original Document). Please call with questions!
LICENSE MAILING ADDRESS:
Gulf Beach Weddings
Attn: Marriage License Dept.
211 14th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33705
*UPDATE (8/19/2020): With the current delay in Mail, please send ‘Priority Mail’ Flat Rate Envelope vis USPS
Step 4 (Changing your Name): After you have received the Recored Marriage License from Gulf Beach Weddings, make an appointment with the Social Security Administration location closest to you: Link. You will need two forms of Identification and the Recorded Marriage License. For Example: Driver’s License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Marriage License, Social Security Card, etc.
Step 5 (Changing your Name): Once Step 4 is complete, wait three days then make an appointment at your Local DMV Office or Tax Collector to change the name on your Driver’s License (always best to call to confirm they provide these services as it is different in each area). You will also need multiple forms of Identification (best to simply bring all the SSA paperwork with you to the appointment). Congratulations – Everything else will follow suit!
*The Marriage License by Mail has a no-refund policy as we are billed on the issuance of the license by the Clerk’s Office not its completion/filing. All sales are considered final. The couple will receive two certified copies of the Marriage License once the original is recorded with the Clerk’s Office and ultimately submitted to the Department of Vital Statistics. If you are using your Own Officiant, please make sure they are qualified accordingly: Florida Notary, Licensed Minister, Attorney/Judge are all recognized in the State of Florida.