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King County Marriage Licensing

General information:

  • A Washington marriage license is valid in Washington State only.
  • The application fee is $64.00 cash/money order/cashier's check (personal checks are not accepted).
  • There is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage can take place.
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days.
  • A blood test or physical exam is not required in Washington State.
  • Mailed applications may be notarized and returned for processing but original application must be submitted (fee must be included and must be money order or cashier's check only).
  • For more information, click on the links below or contact the Recorder's Office at (206) 296-4021.

Pierce County Marriage Licensing

General Information:

  • To apply for a Marriage License both parties must be present and be 18 years of age or older with photo ID.
  • The Marriage License is valid in Washington state only.
  • The fee is $64.00 cash/money order/cashiers check.
  • Personal Checks are not accepted.
  • Applications can be mailed, notarized and returned for processing. You must submit the original application. (fee must be included as a money order or cashiers check).
  • If either party is 17 years old, they must have parent's consent.
  • There is a 3-day waiting period before the marriage can take place.
  • Your License is valid for 60 days.
  • A blood test or physical is not required in Washington State.
  • A marriage license and marriage certificate are different documents. The marriage license permits a marriage to take place. The marriage certificate indicates that a legal marriage has been performed.
  • If you have misplaced your marriage packet, you may obtain a duplicate packet for $6.00. Contact our office for more information 253-798-7435.

Snohomish County Marriage Licensing

General Information:

  • Fees: $64.00 - Cash, Money Orders, Cashier's Check, or Visa / Mastercard Credit Cards Only. Note: No personal checks accepted; no refunds issued
  • Application Instructions: Both parties, bride and groom, must sign the application before a notary public or deputy auditor. The marriage license will be given to the parties upon application. The license is not valid (cannot be used) until the third full day after the application is filed. For example, if the application is made on Monday, the first day it can be used is Thursday. The 3 day waiting period cannot be waived under any circumstance, including court order. When completing the marriage application, Use Black Ink Only.
  • Application By Mail: If applying by mail, please submit at least 30 days prior to the ceremony to ensure sufficient processing and return mail time. When completing the marriage application, Use Black Ink Only. Money Orders or Cashier Checks Only. Make payble to Snohomish County Auditor. Note: No personal checks accepted. Please include a contact name, address and phone number where you may be reached if necessary.
  • Age Requirements: Legal age for both groom and bride is 18 years old. Witnesses or blood tests are not required to obtain a marriage license in the State of Washington.
  • 17 Year Olds: One parent or legal guardian must accompany the under aged applicant and sign the marriage application form granting consent. Parent must have authority to consent to marriage. Legal guardians must provide original or a certified copy of the legal guardianship documents.
  • 16 Year Olds or Younger Applicants must have the consent of Superior Court. In Snohomish County, please contact Family Court Investigations at 425-388-3140.
  • Phone: 425-388-3483


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