Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Marriage License Application - Minor Applicants

In order to become legally married in the state of Florida both bride and groom must apply for a marriage license. For minors, both parents must be present with their identification.

The exception will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has full custody of the minor or Death Certificate of parent deceased. In this case, proof of custody's court order must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required in writing.

Applicants 16 - 17 years old
In addition to the standard requirements for a marriage license, the following documents must be presented when one or both of the applicants are 16 or 17 years old:

  • Minor's birth certificate showing parent's name
  • A parental consent form 

Applicants under 16 years of age
Minors, who under oath swear they are the parents or expected parents of a child, may apply for a marriage license. If they are already parents, the child's birth certificate must be presented.

Otherwise, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician. A previously married minor may apply without the need for parental consent.