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.
The Marriage License starts at $72
Additional fee for using credit card or debit card
A certified copy of your marriage certificate may be automatically mailed for an additional $4.
In office: cash, personal check, signed money order, cashier's check or debit/credit card (convenience fee will apply for credit or debit card use)
By mail: personal check, signed money order, or cashier's check