CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Clerk of the Circuit Court acts as an agent for the State of Florida for issuing licenses per Florida Statute 741. The Marriage License Department is here to answer your questions concerning obtaining a marriage license in Hillsborough County. As a public service, the Deputy Clerk may also perform marriage ceremonies.
|Mail: P.O. Box 3249, Tampa, FL 33601-3249
|Email: Contact us
|Phone: (813) 276-8100, Ext. 4366. See wait times.
|In person: Downtown Tampa, Plant City, Brandon, Ruskin (Southshore). See wait times.|
Both parties must provide proof of the following:
Complete an application form (provided on the internet or in the office).
Nonrefundable marriage license fee of $86.00.
The following methods are acceptable : cash, money order, traveler's check, credit card, or personal check.
Name and current address must be imprinted on personal checks and a photo ID is required.
All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel, elders in communion with a church, or other ordained clergy.
He/she is a minister who has been recognized in the manner required by the regulations of the respective denomination to perform marriage ceremonies.
All Florida judicial officers, including retired judicial officers.
Clerks of the Circuit Courts.
Public notaries of the State of Florida.
"Quakers" or "Friends," may perform marriages in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies.
Copies of marriage license records and indexes for Hillsborough County from 1846 forward are available for viewing and purchase at the Official Records Library, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140. Marriage license records from 1972 to present are viewable online. Go to Online Search of Official Records, and enter either spouse's name at the time of marriage (Record Type for this search is MAR). There is no charge to view a document in person or online.
If the copy will be used for legal purposes, a certified copy with a raised seal is required. The charge for a certified copy is $3 ($1 per page and $2 to certify the document). Make checks or money orders payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Copies may be requested by telephone at (813) 276-8100, ext. 4367, with a credit card. An additional 3.5% fee is charged by the credit card processing vendor.
Telephone orders are processed within 2-3 business days
The Official Records Index from 1972 to the present is available online. If you do not require a certified copy, search the Official Records online. (Record Type for this search is DRJUD.)
You may request copies in person, by mail, or by calling (813) 276-8100, ext. 4367 to order using a credit card.
When mailing a request, include the name(s) and years to be searched.
There is a charge of $2 for each year searched; $1 per page for copies of the document being requested; and $2 for certifying the document.
The State Office of Vital Statistics also has divorce records for the entire state, and can be reached at (904) 359-6900 or online.
Dissolution of Marriage is the legal term for divorce. You should file for divorce in the county in which you live. Forms and filing instructions may downloaded from the Florida Courts Self-Help Page.
Take your completed forms to the following Clerk’s Office Locations only – 800 E. Twiggs Street in Tampa, 311 Pauls Drive in Brandon, 301 N Michigan Avenue in Plant City and 410 30th Street SE in Ruskin -- for them to be reviewed, notarized and filed. The filing fee for dissolution of marriage (divorce) is $408.