Marriage Licenses

  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Picture identification showing birth date is required.
    • If an applicant is 17 years of age, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal custodian to give consent.
    • If an applicant is under the age of 17, he or she must obtain permission from the Superior Court Judge.
  • There is no residency requirement.
  • If applicant is divorced, proof of divorce is not required, but divorce must be final.
  • Application must be made a minimum of 3 days prior to marriage, as Washington law requires a 3-day waiting period. no exceptions can be made.
  • no blood tests or other medical examinations are required in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • Licenses issued by San Juan County are valid anywhere in the State of Washington.
  • License is valid for ceremonies performed within 60 days of issuance.
  • A Washington State license can only be used in the State of Washington.
  • Same sex marriage has been legal in Washington since December 6, 2012.
All fees are authorized and established by the State Legislature.
  • Marriage License application fee is $61 (includes one certified copy of marriage certificate), payable by credit card, cash or check at the time of application. This fee is not refundable.
  • Additional Certified Copy of Marriage $3
  • Uncertified Copy of Marriage $1
An application for a marriage license may be obtained by:
Copies of Marriage Certificates & Applications
All records are kept in the Recording Division of the County Auditor’s Office. You can use the Online Document Search to find existing documents.

Public Disclosure
All marriage records are a matter of public record. The only exception is for persons enrolled in the State's Address Confidentiality Program. Once a marriage has been recorded, it cannot be unrecorded.