Highlands County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Highlands County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Highlands County Clerk590 South Commerce AvenueSebringFL33870863-402-6564
Highlands County Marriage License430 South Commerce AvenueSebringFL33870941-453-7538
Lake Placid Town Hall311 West Interlake BoulevardLake PlacidFL33852863-699-3747
Sebring City Hall3940 Haw Branch RoadSebringFL33875863-385-0114
Highlands County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Highlands County Clerk County Records
Highlands County Clerk of Courts Marriage Applications
Highlands County Clerk of Courts Website
Highlands County Department of Health Vital Records
Highlands County Divorce Certificates
Highlands County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 21,234 (51.4%)
Unmarried Couples 1,667 (1.7%)
Never Married Men 10,207 (24.7%)
Never Married Women 8,118 (18.3%)
Separated Men 859 (2.1%)
Separated Women 841 (1.9%)
Widowed Men 2,292 (5.6%)
Widowed Women 6,937 (15.6%)
Divorced Men 4,587 (11.1%)
Divorced Women 5,663 (12.8%)

How to Search For Marriage Records in Highlands County Florida

Marriage Records in Highlands County Florida

Searching for marriage records in Highlands County, Florida is easier than you think. A few years back, you needed to visit the local government office of the county where you got married in order to find this information. It was either that or have your records shipped off to the circuit courts in counties across the country. The records are not available to the general public and you had to pay to have them shipped to your door.

In addition, there were certain hours you were permitted to search for your records. It also cost money unless you happened to have a hunch that you could locate the marriage record for an unknown couple. These laws have all changed in 2021 when the state passed a bill which mandated that all marriage licenses be printed on photo-safe documents for public access.

Now you can find the marriage records just about anywhere in the county that you were married in. There is no longer any need to pay the money for having your records shipped off to some third party location. You can simply go down to the department of motor vehicles office and request the information you seek. You will need to fill out some forms and bring proof of your address. They may also ask you to show proof of your citizenship.

If they do not have the information you need there is still a way to get it. All you need to do is begin your search at a paid website. Most of these sites will only require you to enter your name and birth date. Then hit submit on the box provided and you will be directed to the next step. The great thing about paid websites is that they usually have unlimited access and you can do as many searches as you wish.

Another option is to conduct your search with a public records search. Many times you can find free results from various county records websites. However, if you want to know specific details, such as the last name of someone, then you will probably have to pay for the information. For some information, such as birth records, you may be able to access free public records. If you want to access records in a particular county in Highlands County Florida, you will want to try several different free sites until you find what you are looking for.

Finally, there is an option for people who want to keep their marriage records private. If you do not live in the county and would like to keep your records out of the public eye, you can find companies that will professionally protect your information. They will purchase the marriage records of the individuals involved and keep them confidential. This is a great option for people that want to search for county records and have an up to date copy of the information.