Bay County Courthouse*
300 East 4th Street,
Panama City, FL 32401
P.O. Box 2269,
Panama City, FL 32402
* COVID-19 NOTICE: Per Administrative Order the Bay County Courthouse is temporarily closed for public entry until further notice. Marriage license applications must be completed entirely online.
Cost of a Bay County Marriage License
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Marriage License Information:
Due to COVID-19, the Bay County Clerk's office is currently issuing marriage licenses by appointment only.
The application process must be completed entirely online.
The following must be printed, completed, and emailed to :
Once the necessary paperwork has been emailed, applicants will be contacted to set up a video conference appointment.
Once the application process is completed, couples have to wait for 3-days to receive their Florida marriage license (completing an approved online premarital course will wave this 3-day, mandatory waiting period).
Frequently asked questions
How can I verify that this is a registered premarital course in Bay County?
Course providers are required to register with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. You can view our Bay County letter of approval here.
Can we get married anywhere in Florida with a marriage license from Bay County?
Yes! You can get married anywhere in the state of Florida once you've obtained your marriage license.
Do I have to live in Bay County to apply for a marriage license?
No, you do not have to apply for a marriage license in the county that you live.
Do I need to make an appointment to get a marriage license in Bay County?
Yes, an appointment is necessary. You will be required to schedule a video-conference appointment with the Clerk's Office in order to complete the marriage application process.
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