Marriage License Application

One of the topics I discuss with couples in my consultations is the application process for getting a marriage license in Washington State.

Please note: I am a licensed notary and can do all the paperwork for you.
Please see my blog post: Seattle Wedding Officiants Does all the Paperwork.
If you want to get your license the old-fashioned way, please read on.

Depending on which county you live in, both the bride and groom will need to go to the county courthouse in your area (Snohomish, King, Pierce) to fill out your marriage license application.  Both of you need to be present because your signatures need to be notarized by the county clerk.  This will require providing proper identification (driver’s license, passport) to the clerk and then he/she will process your application.  You can do this Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Note: The application fee is $66.00 and they accept both cash and checks (credit cards are not accepted).

If for some reason both of you cannot get the time off from work to go to the courthouse, another option is to both go to your local bank and get your application notarized.  The benefit of having your signatures notarized by your bank is that only one of you will have to go to the courthouse to pick up your marriage license packet. (Note: Your bank may charge a small fee for notarizing your document.)  This method will require downloading the form from one of the county courthouse websites and bringing it with you to the bank.  If you are coming in from out of town and want to apply for your marriage license by mail, click here: Apply by Mail.  (Please note: I will be happy to pick up your marriage license at the courthouse before your arrival and bring it to your wedding.)

Marriage Application

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