Marriage License

Are you getting married? Congratulations! The marriage license process has four steps. Remember! Washington State has a mandatory 3-day waiting period and cannot be waived. 
Apply for
license on...
First day you
can marry is:

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1. Fill out the application.

The application must be completed on a computer, using this online application. When you're done filling out the application, click the "Apply" button. If you don't have a computer, you can use one of the computers in our office.

Please note all marriage applications are public record (RCW 26.04.170) and will be published in the local newspaper.

2. Submit the application and $66 fee.

The easiest way to complete the process is for the couple to come to our office together. Bring photo ID (both people must be 18) and the $66 fee.

You'll be given a Marriage License.

If you are unable to appear in person together, you can submit the application by mail.

3. Get married.

Have your original marriage license signed by your witnesses and officiant.

If you are looking for someone to perform your ceremony, here are some ideas.

If you are an officiant and have questions, please view our marriage frequently asked questions.

4. Return the license and get certified copies.

After you are married, the signed original marriage license must be returned to us. It can be returned by mail or in person. You may then purchase certified copies for $3 each in person or by mail. You'll need certified copies to:
  • Change your name with Social Security.
  • Apply for military benefits.
  • Change your driver's license.
To order copies by mail please fill out this form and return it with the appropriate payment.