Washington County Marriage License Information

You will receive $25 for taking our course!

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

Washington County Marriage License Info:

If you plan to receive your Washington 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.

Washington County Marriage License Use & Restrictions

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

Washington County Weddings

Washington County demonstrates the beauty of country life. Couples can expect to enjoy the small town atmosphere, as well as the many natural parks in the area. Washington County has a rich history, with many Native American, Spanish and English cultural and historical influences. The county itself was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States.


There are a handful of wonderful barn and farm-styled venues in the area, particularly in Chipley, FL and Vernon, FL that will give couples a classy and rustic country backdrop to a beautiful wedding. For couples just getting started in their wedding planning adventure, Southern Lea Farms and The Magestic Oaks are two lovely Washington County wedding venues that are highly rated.

Washington County Clerk's Office Information


1293 Jackson Avenue, Suite 101
Chipley, FL 32428

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

Washington County Marriage License
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Washington 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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