Licenses & Permits






Marriage licenses are obtained at the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Marriage License Department in

Sarasota between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. The license is valid for 60 days. There is no waiting period for non-residents of Florida, nor blood tests. Florida residents have a choice of a 3 day waiting period or attending a 4-hour premarital class.


Sarasota County Courthouse - Marriage License Department
2000 Main Street, Ste 225
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 861-7400

For more information regarding marriage licenses and requirements - 

click here.






Beach Permits are not required at ALL of the Siesta Key Beach Accesses

PLEASE check with us before you pay for a permit!


Beach Permits, if required, must be obtained through Sarasota County Parks and Recreation before the ceremony can be held.


Beach Permits are ONLY required at the following locations: 

Main Public Beach -  Zones 1, 2 & 3

Turtle Beach  & Lido Beach


Beach Permits are on a first come first serve basis and they fill up quickly.

You may contact Parks and Recreation directly at:  941-861-7275. 

You can purchase your permit with a major credit card over the phone.

We are happy to pick up the permit for you and our staff will have on hand on the day of the ceremony.