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The Clerk’s Office is proud to offer the service of marriage licenses and passports. Following are the requirements and general information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.


Marriage License Information

Requirements:

  • Both applicants must apply in person and bring a drivers license, passport or state issued identification card. If either applicant was previously married, the date the marriage ended by divorce or death is required.
  • The effective date of the license will not be valid until three (3) days after issuance if both partners do not attend the pre-marital course. Exceptions to the waiting period are non-Florida residents and persons asserting hardships.
  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.
  • If either applicant is under the age of 18 years of age but at least 16 years of age, a birth certificate and proof of identification is required along with a notarized written consent of the parents or guardian. Consent forms are available at our office.
  • Applicants under 16 years of age must obtain a determination from a county judge.
  • No blood test is required.
  • The cost is $93.50 payable by cash, check or money order payable to the Clerk of Court. A reduction in the fee ($32.50) will be assessed for any couple that provides a valid certificate of completion of a pre-marital course (making the license $61.00).
  • The license must be used within sixty (60) days of issuance.
  • The license may be used in any county in the State of Florida.
  • The executed license must be returned within ten (10) days to our office.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.  Back to top


Passport Information

We are proud to be the only Passport Agent in DeSoto County. We can help you through the paperwork process necessary to obtain your passport. As on added convenience, we take passport photographs for $10.00. Passports must be received in our office prior to 2:00 p.m. to be sent out same day. Otherwise, they will be sent the next day. New passports generally take 4 – 6 weeks for processing.

New Passports:

  • Persons applying for a passport must appear in person. If applicant is under 18, parents must be present. (ALL children, regardless of age, must be seen by the Deputy Clerk processing said application.)
  • One 2x2 passport photo is necessary – head and shoulders on white background.
  • Original birth certificate issued by the Registrar’s Office of the state you were born in or original Naturalization Certificate. (These documents will be returned to you along with your passport).
  • Valid photo identification (i.e. valid driver’s license or State ID card).

Expedited service is available for an additional fee. You must also include one prepaid overnight mailing envelope. Expedited service can take up to 14 business days to process. Click here to see our fees page. Back to Top

Fees for Passport Books

Fee

Ck. Payee

New Passport Age 16 and over

$110.00
$25.00

U.S. Dept. of State
Clerk of Courts

New Passport Under Age 16

$80.00
$25.00

U.S. Dept. of State
Clerk of Courts

Renewal of Passport

$110.00

U.S. Dept. of State

Expedited Service - Additional

$60.00 + $20.66

U.S. Dept. of State

 

Fees for Passport Cards

Fee

Ck. Payee

New Passport Card Age 16 and over

$30.00

U.S. Dept. of State

New Passport Card Under Age 16

$15.00

U.S. Dept. of State