• Both applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have current government-issued photo ID as proof of age and current legal name.  The name on your ID must match the name on the application and certificate.

  • Applicants who are 17 years old must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian who can provide consent.

  • Applicants under the age of 17 must obtain permission from the Family Court.

  • Blood tests and physical exams are not required to obtain a marriage license.

  • Applicants do not have to be residents of the state of Washington to obtain a marriage license. The license is only valid for weddings that are performed within the state of Washington.

  • Proof of divorce from a previous spouse, or death of a spouse, is not required to obtain a marriage license. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the final decree of divorce is filed before applying for a new marriage license.

  • You will need to know your Social Security number (if applicable). You will also need to know your birth state/country and your parents' birth names and state/country.


Witnesses are not necessary to apply for a license, but state law requires that at least two witnesses be present at the ceremony. Witnesses should be at least 12 years of age.

Application Fee  

There is a $72 fee that can be paid in debit/credit cards (convenience fee applies), or by cashier's check/money order. Personal checks are not accepted. This fee is due in our office at completion of processing your application and is non-refundable.