Alachua County Marriage License Information

You will receive $25 for taking our course!

Alachua county will reimburse reduce your marriage license fee by $25.

Alachua County Marriage License Info:

If you plan to receive your Alachua county marriage license, both individuals must visit the clerk’s office in person and bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Social security numbers
  • Completed application
  • Marriage license fee

Fees & Discounts:

  • The cost for the marriage license, including the state and county fees is $86.00.
  • Couples who attend our approved premarital course will only pay $61.00.
  • The county clerk will accept cash or credit for the payment IN FULL.
  • If the payment is made with a credit card, you will be charged a 3.5% service charge.

Alachua County Marriage License Use & Restrictions

  • You do not need an appointment to obtain your marriage license in Alachua county.
  • The entire process typically takes under 30 minutes.
  • Although the marriage license is issued immediately, there is a 3-day waiting period before it is effective and a couple may be married. *


The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:

  • If the couple takes an approved premarital course, or
  • If both partners are NOT Florida residents (**if one party is a Florida resident they will have the 3-day waiting period**)

Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the issue date, and must be returned to the clerk’s office within 10 days after the marriage is performed.

Our Course

  • Is approved in all 67 counties including Alachua County.
  • The certificate of completion is good for 1 year from the date of the certificate is issued.
  • Pay only 1 time for the both of you. 
  • After registering and paying you will have the opportunity to enter both of your names for the completion certificate
  • Take your certificate of completions to the Alachua County Marriage License office.
  • You can then skip the 3-day waiting period and get your marriage license immediately.

Alachua County Weddings

Although small, Alachua county is considered a gem. It’s proximity to several nature preserves and the Santa Fe River gives couples the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature. With this in mind, several renown wedding venues have been established over the years that have turned this county into a perfect place to have a dream wedding. Whether it’s a country backdrop inside a beautifully decorated barn, an elegant hotel or outside nearby the river and trees, Alachua has a lot to offer.


Alachua County is known for having a diverse culture, being the home of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida with its preserved historic buildings, beautiful landscape, and urban “forest”.

Alachua County Clerk's Office Information


201 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

florida premarital course


Monday-Friday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

*Listed on the Provider list on page 3 at the bottom under “Hekimian-Williams,  Elizabeth, Envision Love”

Alachua County Marriage License
Alachua County Courthouse By DouglasGreen - Own Work, CC by 2.0

Alachua County Marriage License

How the program works?

Envision Love’s Florida Premarital Course is narrated professionally. It is a great course because you can take it at around your schedule- anywhere at any time. Envision Love is officially approved statewide-meaning an approved provider in all 67 counties.

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