Marriage License 101:
Everything You Need To Know.
Your ‘How to Guide’ to Get a Marriage License in Seattle, King County
and other Counties in Washington State.
Visit any County Courthouse in Washington State to apply for a valid Marriage License. Applicants do not need to be residents of Washington State.
Your license authorizes your marriage in any County in the state.
Please know there is a 3-day waiting period from the date of issue. To be safe, secure your marriage license anytime within the 60-day window before your marriage date…do this sooner than later.
To apply for your marriage license, you need your happy selves, a $64 license fee and picture ID. Both parties must be unmarried, over the age of 18 and/or meet the age requirements as outlined on such County websites including King County Marriage License.
A blood test is not required. If previously married, either or both applicants must be divorced. Proof of divorce is not required when applying in-person for a license.
Note: If you are applying for your license from out-of-state, you can start the process, online or via phone and/or mail. If you seek to secure your marriage license in Seattle, go to the King County website above or below to download an application form.
Other Major Counties in Puget Sound for Your Marriage License…
- Snohomish County Marriage License
- Pierce County Marriage License
- Kitsap County Marriage License
- Thurston County Marriage License
Annemarie Juhlian is a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant & Minister based in the Seattle area. She creates personalized wedding ceremonies for couples of all beliefs, paths and traditions.