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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 available at bit.ly/2oPmUR8

License fee: $62

Whatcom County Auditor’s Office Recording Division

311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360/778-5100

Website: bit.ly/2zPKXjg

Email: recording@co.whatcom.wa.us

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

Skagit County

Online applications: not currently available

License fee: $64

Skagit County Auditor’s Office

Administration Building, Room 201

700 S. 2nd Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360/416-1704

Email: screcording@co.skagit.wa.us

Website: bit.ly/2iW5Juk

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

San Juan County

Online applications available at bit.ly/32g2sGF

License fee: $62

San Juan County Courthouse, First Floor

350 Court Street

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: 360/378-2161

Website: bit.ly/2AVNeNG

Email: auditorcs@sanjuanco.com

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

Website: bit.ly/2kpTHJR

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Snohomish County

Online applications available at bit.ly/2pJY7yn

License fee: $70

Snohomish County Auditor’s Office

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 204

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425/388-3483

Website: bit.ly/2pJY7yn

Email: contact.recording@snoco.org

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

King County

Online applications available at bit.ly/3qtgcvT

License fee: $69

516 3rd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206/477-9521

Website: bit.ly/3JiQUtb

Email: kcrocust@kingcounty.gov

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.


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