Marriage Licenses


  • Both applicants must have a current photo ID as proof of your age and identity, and be present at the time of issuance of application.
  • The license is only valid for weddings that are performed within the State of Washington. Applicants do not have to be residents of the State of Washington to obtain a marriage license.   
  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Applicants who are 17 years of age must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian who can provide consent.
  • Marriage licenses are are public record.
  • Marriage licenses can't be "unrecorded". 

Waiting Period   

  • Application must be made a minimum of 3 days prior to marriage as there is a 3 day waiting period and no exceptions can be made. The 3 day waiting period begins on the date of application. Marriage must take place within 60 days of issuance of license.


  • $36.00 is due at the time of application, in the form of cash or check. Fee is non refundable.