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Lee County Clerk’s Office marriage licenses issued on essential, limited need-only basis, effective March 30

By Staff | Mar 26, 2020

Fort Myers – Lee County Clerk’s Office, following the guidance to “stay home” from public health authorities and county government, have closed face-to-face customer service counters and stopped performing wedding ceremonies to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Compelled by the ‘stay at home’ request from the county, the office has made the following change for Marriage Licenses.

To get married, couples must complete the marriage application online at www.leeclerk.org. 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: recordingsupervisors@leeclerk.org 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 leeclerk_info@leeclerk.org.