Beach Beginnings Weddings
Marriage License and Renewal/Commitment Ceremony FAQs*
You DO NOT need a marriage license and you don't need to bring us ANY paperwork because be will not be legalizing your union - only performing a "symbolic" ceremony.
What papers or documents do I need?
Answer: A valid photo ID - That's it!
What happens to the license after you get married?
The Beach Beginnings Officiant certifies the license and mails it back to the Court house. The Courthouse "records" your marriage and mails you a "recorded" copy as your Certificate. The Certified and Recorded license is the piece of paper you need to change your name with the Social Security Office, driver's license office, etc. if you wish to do that.
Where Can I Get A License?
License can be obtained locally at: Bay County Courthouse (Panama City Beach/Panama City)300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida, 32401.
Phone - 850-747-5156
Hours are Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm CST. (Excluding Holidays)
Is my marriage valid in my Country/State?
To our knowledge, yes.
Please check your local laws as we cannot give you any kind of legal advise!
* Due to ordinances put in place by Walton County officials, any weddings being done in Walton County will have additional ordinance fees of $750 plus the cost of the Walton County permit fees.