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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).
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
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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
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
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Online applications: not available
License fee: $60
Island County Auditor’s Office
1 NE 7th Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Online applications available at bit.ly/2pJY7yn
License fee: $70
Snohomish County Auditor’s Office
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 204
Everett, WA 98201
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Please come at least 30 minutes before closing time.
Online applications available at bit.ly/3qtgcvT
License fee: $69
516 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
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