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Frequently Asked Questions on Weddings in Okaloosa and Walton counties
How do I obtain a marriage license in Okaloosa County?
A marriage license may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office in either the Okaloosa County Courthouse, 101 E. James Lee Blvd., Room 210; or Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex, 1250 N. Eglin Pkwy., Shalimar, FL. Call (850) 651-7200 for more information or visit the Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court's website for answers to frequently asked questions.
How do I obtain a marriage license in Walton County?
A marriage license may be obtained at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Call (850) 267-3066 for more information or visit the Walton County Clerk of Court's website for answer to frequently asked questions.
Is there a waiting period for issuance of the license?
Yes. There is a 3-day waiting period provided by the state legislature effective Jan. 1, 1999, if either party is a Florida resident. Exceptions: Non-Florida residents with out-of-state driver’s license used as proof of identity require no waiting period. Florida residents who provide, upon making application, proof of completion of a 4-hour marriage preparation course provided by an instructor registered with Okaloosa County, FL, require no waiting period.
Do you have to have a permit to be married on the beach?
A permit is not required for weddings taking place in the City of Destin's parks; however, both Okaloosa County and Walton County require permits for events with more than 50 guests. Click here to read more regarding the Okaloosa County policy, and click here to download necessary forms to use a county park for your event. Click here to find more information and necessary permits for Walton County beach weddings.
Be sure to check for the sunrise/sunset time for the day you plan to be married: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.html.