How to Get Your Leon County Marriage Certificate In 5 Minutes

How to Get Your Leon County Marriage Certificate In 5 Minutes

Leon County is located in the panhandle of Florida, and Tallahassee sits in the county seat as its main population center. Leon County was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon where over 290,000 people now live and the state capital is also located. The county of Leon is also responsible for issuing marriage certificates to those who choose to marry and reside in Leon County, Florida.

It's important to understand that every marriage license is issued only by a county court judge or a clerk of the circuit court. The individual issuing these licenses must use both their hand and seal to authenticate the marriage license. You can apply for your marriage license at any county court clerk's office at any count within the state of Florida (including Leon County).

Filling out an application for a can be a cumbersome task. It can take several days to a couple of weeks for the paperwork to make its way to the circuit court. DoNotPay is here to provide you with a faster and easier way to fill out your information and request a copy of a marriage certificate in a much faster and less stressful manner.

What Are the Differences Between Marriage Certificates & Licenses?

A marriage license is considered to be a legal document, and it must be obtained before two people can marry. You will have the license signed either during or right after your ceremony. Once you have your marriage license signed and returned to the circuit courts, that is when you will get sent a copy of your marriage certificate.

The marriage certificate is legal proof that you are indeed married. The main difference between a marriage license and a certificate is that you turn in the license to get the certificate that proves that your marriage is indeed official.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Your Marriage Certificate in Leon County?

If you want a copy of your marriage certificate while living in Leon County, you will have to pay a $86.00 fee to get a copy of your marriage license. If both individuals are residents of Florida and can prove that, then the certificate will only cost $61.00. You can pay for a marriage certificate with:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit card

How Long Will It Take to Get My Marriage Certificate From Leon County?

When you request your  you will generally receive your marriage certificate within 10 days after the request is received by the circuit court's clerk's office. They will return the marriage certificate as soon as they can record your marriage license for the official public records.

How Do I Get a Copy of My Marriage Certificate on My Own?

If you want to get a copy of your Leon County marriage certificate on your own, then you will need to turn in your marriage license to the circuit county clerk's office and get the information recorded for the public. They will then send back a marriage certificate for you to keep for your records.

Leon County Clerk Marriage License Bureau Contact Information
Address1276 Metropolitan Blvd #101

Tallahassee, FL 32301, United States

Phone+1 850-577-4060
Online FormMarriage License Application Form

The following are the steps you will have to complete to get a copy of your marriage certificate on your own:

  1. Send a Copy of Your Marriage License

Once you can sign your marriage license at your ceremony (or after), you will need to send a copy of that license to the circuit court clerk's office.

  1. License Must Be Sent to Circuit County Clerk's Office Within 10 Days

You will have to file your marriage license within 10 days of it being signed to be able to get a copy of your marriage certificate.

  1. Fill Out Your Application

You will be required to complete a full written application to be able to get yourself a copy of your marriage certificate. You will also have to fill out an affidavit and sign it for the judge to release a copy of your marriage certificate to you or your spouse.

  1. Sign the Affidavit

You will have to sign an affidavit as part of your application to ensure that you are getting a marriage certificate.

  1. Pay Your Fee

You will have to pay a fee of $86.00 to get a copy of your marriage certificate. The fee is reduced to $61.00 if both you and your spouse can prove you are Florida residents.

  1. Wait to Receive Your Copy of Your Marriage Certificate

It may take up to 10  business days (2 weeks) for the county clerk's office to be able to send you the copy of your marriage certificate in the mail.

Clearly, this procedure can be more than frustrating for many people seeking to get a copy of their marriage certificate. Whether you are newly-weds or you are simply needing to replace an old, lost copy of the birth certificate you had for years, few people have the time or patience for this entire procedure.

The frustration that going through all of these steps and following these processes can be exponential. The cost on top of just having gotten married can make getting a copy of your own marriage certificate even more frustrating.

DoNotPay Makes It Easy to Get a Copy of Your Marriage Certificate From Leon County

DoNotPay can help assist you when it comes to getting you a copy of your marriage certificate while avoiding all of the headaches and frustration that come with trying to do it yourself. You only need to provide DoNotPay with some basic information and we will be happy to help you get your copy of the marriage certificate.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.
  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.
  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.


What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

We are glad that you asked! Not only can DoNotPay facilitate your application for a marriage certificate online, we can also help you with a variety of different things that you need to do in your daily life. Our main goal here at DoNotPay is to help you save both time and money on things that you do each day. The following are some ways that we can help you save both time and money on things that matter the most:

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