Marriage Licenses issued on essential, limited need only basis – effective March 30

Fort Myers, Mar. 26 – The Clerk’s Office is committed to providing a safe environment for the public and for our employees. Following the guidance to “stay home” from public health authorities and our county government, we have closed our face-to-face customer service counters and stopped performing wedding ceremonies to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.  We are compelled by the ‘stay at home’ request from our county to make the following change for Marriage Licenses.

To get married, couples must complete the marriage application online at  Then the Statute requires that they show up together at the Clerk’s Office to get the License.  At this time, we are requiring the couple to submit a written request which describes an essential need to obtain the License prior to April 17. 

Requests can be emailed to: or mailed to: Lee County Clerk, PO Box 2278, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  The request must provide contact information where the Clerk make contact with the couple and schedule an appointment.

The Applications are good for 30 days and the Marriage licenses are good for 60 days. If couples can wait to obtain a marriage license, they are encouraged to ‘stay home’ until this crisis is over.

For questions about Recording Documents, Marriage licenses, or Passports call (239) 533.5007; Court related questions call (239) 533-5000; Email any questions to

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