Bay County Marriage License Information

You will receive $25 for taking our course!

Bay County will reimburse reduce your marriage license fee by $25.

Bay County Marriage License Requirements:

If you plan to receive your Bay 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.

Bay County Marriage License Use & Restrictions

  • You do not need an appointment to obtain your marriage license in Bay 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 Bay 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 Bay County Marriage License office.
  • You can then skip the 3-day waiting period and get your marriage license immediately.

Bay County Weddings

Bay county offers couples an array of options. With the presence of the famous Panama City Beach, gorgeous hotels and resorts and historic landmarks, dream weddings are within reach. Enjoy the beautiful sugar-white beaches as well as pods of dolphins that swim there year-round! Although beach weddings are most popular along the emerald coastline, the possibilities are endless.

Some of the popular activities to do there include, but are not limited to, scuba diving, cruising, and fishing as well as numerous shopping, sporting, and dining experiences that are sure to exceed your expectations.

Bay County Clerk's Office Information


300 East 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

florida premarital course


Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

Bay County Marriage License
Bay County Courthouse By Ebyabe - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Bay 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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