IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MINISTERS AND OTHER PROVIDERS OF PREMARITAL PREPARATION COURSES:
 Effective January 1st, Florida's revised marriage law will change the procedure in issuing licenses.

In an effort to strengthen marriage bonds, the legislature will now require couples wishing to be married in Florida to take a 4-hour premarital preparation course, or in default have a 3-day waiting period imposed on the issuance of the license (this law does not apply to non-residents of Florida).
 
All providers of this course must be registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court before offering the course and before issuing Certificates of Completion to marriage license applicants.
 
If you are a minister, licensed psychologist, clinical social worker, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist and have not already received information on this law and wish to be a provider of martial preparation courses, please contact the Marriage Division at 487-2300 or access the information on our website at www.clerk.leon.fl.us.