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|Florida Statute 741.0305 - Marriage fee reduction for completion of premarital preparation course.
(1) A man and a woman who intend to apply for a marriage license under s. 741.04 may, together or separately,
complete a premarital preparation course of not less than 4 hours. Each individual shall verify completion of the
course by filing with the application a valid certificate of completion from the course provider, which certificate shall
specify whether the course was completed by personal instruction, videotape instruction, instruction via other
electronic medium, or a combination of those methods. All individuals who complete a premarital preparation course
pursuant to this section must be issued a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course by their course
provider. Upon furnishing such certificate when applying for a marriage license, the individuals shall have their
marriage license fee reduced by $32.50.
(2) The premarital preparation course may include instruction regarding:
(a) Conflict management.
(b) Communication skills.
(c) Financial responsibilities.
(d) Children and parenting responsibilities.
(e) Data compiled from available information relating to problems reported by married couples who seek marital or
(3)(a) All individuals electing to participate in a premarital preparation course shall choose from the following list of
1. A psychologist licensed under chapter 490.
2. A clinical social worker licensed under chapter 491.
3. A marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 491.
4. A mental health counselor licensed under chapter 491.
5. An official representative of a religious institution which is recognized under s. 496.404(19), if the representative
has relevant training.
6. Any other provider designated by a judicial circuit, including, but not limited to, school counselors who are
certified to offer such courses. Each judicial circuit may establish a roster of area course providers, including those
who offer the course on a sliding fee scale or for free.
(b) The costs of such premarital preparation course shall be paid by the applicant.
(4) Each premarital preparation course provider shall furnish each participant who completes the course with a
certificate of completion specifying the name of the participant and the date of completion and whether the course
was conducted by personal instruction, videotape instruction, or instruction via other electronic medium, or by a
combination of these methods.
(5) All area course providers shall register with the clerk of the circuit court by filing an affidavit in writing attesting to
the provider’s compliance with the premarital preparation course requirements as set forth in this section and
including the course instructor’s name and qualifications, including the license number, if any, or, if an official
representative of a religious institution, a statement as to relevant training. The affidavit shall also include the
addresses where the provider may be contacted.
Please review the following Florida Statutes for some more information on Marriage in Florida:
Florida Statute 741.01 - County court judge or clerk of the circuit court to issue marriage license; fee.
Florida Statute 741.011 - Installment payments.
Florida Statute 741.02 - Additional fee.
Florida Statute 741.03 - County court judge or clerk of the circuit court not to send out marriage license signed in
Florida Statute 741.0305 - Marriage fee reduction for completion of premarital preparation course.
Florida Statute 741.0306 - Creation of a family law handbook.
Florida Statute 741.04 - Marriage license issued.
Florida Statute 741.041 - Marriage license application valid for 60 days.
Florida Statute 741.0405 - When marriage license may be issued to persons under 18 years.
Florida Statute 741.05 - Penalty for violation of ss. 741.03, 741.04(1).
Florida Statute 741.07 - Persons authorized to solemnize matrimony.
Florida Statute 741.08 - Marriage not to be solemnized without a license.
Florida Statute 741.09 - Record of license and certificate.
Florida Statute 741.10 - Proof of marriage where no certificate available.
Florida Statute 741.21 - Incestuous marriages prohibited.
Florida Statute 741.211 - Common-law marriages void.
Florida Statute 741.212 - Marriages between persons of the same sex.
Florida Statute 741.23 - Husband not liable for wife’s torts.
Florida Statute 741.235 - Doctrine of interspousal tort immunity abrogated.
Florida Statute 741.24 - Civil action against parents; willful destruction or theft of property by minor.
Additional Divorce and Family Law Statutes
NOTE: Florida Statutes are modified and updated from time to time by the Florida Legislature and Governor and
the latest version of the Florida Statute may not be posted on this website. In addition, you should consult with an
experienced Florida Divorce and Family Law Attorney to understand how the Florida Statutes apply and interact with
Florida case law, Florida Family law Rules of Procedure and other applicable laws and Florida Statutes.
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