How do I join the Freemasons?

So you're interesting in joining the Freemasons? Congratulations this is your first step to receiving definitive information. The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of Florida has established an information center on the Internet at beafloridamason.com or by calling 1-855-356-2766(¹) 24 hours a day.

In the meantime since your here we'll provide you with some basic information and requirements in order to petition to be a Freemason here in the great State of Florida.
  1. You must inquire at a local masonic lodge about petitioning for the three degrees of Freemasonry. We will not ask and cannot approach you about joining.
  2. You must be a man.
  3. You must be of lawful age (In the State of Florida that is 18 years of age)
  4. You must be freeborn
  5. You must join of your own free will and accord
  6. You must believe in a supreme being.
    (We're NOT a religious organization but you must believe in a higher deity.)
  7. You must receive a recommendation by two existing Florida Freemasons whose membership is at the lodge where you are petitioning for the three degrees.
  8. No criminal record, i.e. no current or past felony or misdemeanors convictions regardless of the amount of time. The lodge you are petitioning to will conduct a mandatory criminal background investigation as part of the petitioning process.
Please read: Before you proceed to submit your petition for the three degrees please affirm that you understand all of the obligations to the craft, this includes but is not limited to regular attendance at monthly communications, the payment of all required fees, including initial fees, degree fees, mandatory background investigation fee, yearly lodge dues and Grand Lodge per-capita. The fees discussed varies from lodge to lodge.

¹ This phone number is for inquiries about becoming a new Freemason. If you need to contact the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of Florida please call 1-800-375-2399 (Toll-Free) or 1-904-354-2339 (Local/International).