Resources for obtaining a marriage license


Both applicants must provide photo ID that proves they are at least 18 years of age, or provide the required consent forms (contact your county auditor for details).

In Washington state, your marriage license is not valid until three days after you’ve signed the application and paid the license fee. The license is then valid for 60 days.

Witnesses are not necessary to apply for a license. You can apply in the county you live in in even if you are getting married in a different Washington state county (this makes it a little more convenient if you need to pick up extra copies at the auditor’s office later).

Whatcom County

Online applications:

License fee: $62

Whatcom County Auditor’s Office

Recording Division

311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360/778-5100



Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Skagit County

Online applications:

License fee: $64

Skagit County Auditor’s Office

Administration Building, Room 201

700 S. 2nd Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360/416-1704



Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

San Juan County

Online applications:

License fee: $62

San Juan County Courthouse,

First Floor

350 Court Street

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: 360/378-2161



Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Island County

Online applications: not available

License fee: $60

Island County Auditor’s Office

1 NE 7th Street

Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone: 360/240-5540


Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Snohomish County

Online applications:

License fee: $70

Snohomish County Auditor’s Office

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 204

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425/388-3483



Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Please come at least 30 minutes before closing time.

King County

Online applications:

License fee: $69

516 3rd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206/477-9521



Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.



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