For out-of state residents, such as those traveling to Tampa Bay for their wedding, there is no waiting period. For Florida residents, the couple must either observe a 3-day waiting period or attend a Florida state-certified marriage preparation courses. The course will also allow you a $32.50 discount on the marriage license cost.
In Florida, you can be married by a minister, notary, or boat captain, who is a Notary or a licensed Minister. Cost of the marriage license is $93.50. License is good for 60 days anywhere in the State of Florida. Marriage License Bureau: 727-464-4700, or click here for Pinellas County Clerk/ Marriage License (for St. Pete Beach, Saint Petersburg, and Treasure Island)