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
For more information regarding marriage licenses and requirements -
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.