By Mail


If you are unable to come into the Auditor's Office to obtain your marriage license, you may complete it by mail. Please follow these six steps:

Step One: Fill out the online application

The application must be completed using the link below. The mail-in packet cannot be processed until you have completed the online application.   


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Step Two: Print and Complete the Marriage License Notary Packet

Print out and complete the notary affidavit by clicking on the link below. 


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Step Three: Mail in notarized affidavit and fee

Applications must be received with the $72.00 non-refundable fee (cashier’s check or money order, payable to the Clark County Auditor) before the license will be prepared. This fee is non-refundable


Step Four: Once processed, we will mail your marriage packet to you unless you contact us requesting to pick it up in office.


Step Five: Get Married

Once your license is processed in our office you must wait at least three days before the marriage can take place. (The day your license is processed in our office is day one.) Your license will be valid for 60 days after issuance. This waiting period is Washington State law and cannot be waived, so plan ahead.


Step Six: Return the certificate, signed by all parties

After you have gotten married, the signed original marriage certificate must be returned to the Clark County Auditor's Office. The certificate can be returned by mail or in person. If you need a copy of your marriage certificate, click here for instructions.


Marriages are Public Record

All marriage records are a matter of public record. The one exception to this is for those enrolled in the State's Address Confidentiality program. Once a license has been recorded, it cannot be "unrecorded."