8 am to 4:30 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
9 am to 4:30 pm Wed
except legal holidays
1300 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
To obtain your marriage license follow the steps below to apply in person or by mail.
Step one: Fill out the application
The application must be filled out online using the link below. You can also come into our office and use the computers in the self service center to complete the online application.
Step two: Submit the application with the fee
The easiest way to complete the process is to come into our office. You must arrive no later than 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, no appointment is necessary. Come in together, bring current government issued photo ID and the fee of $66.
If you are unable to appear in person together, please complete the online marriage application (link below), then print out and complete the notary affidavit and submit to our office in person or by mail.
Step three: Get married
Once your license is issued, you must wait three days before the marriage can take place. (The day you get your license is day one.) Your license will be valid for 60 days after being issued. This waiting period is Washington State law and cannot be waived so plan ahead.
Step four: Return the certificate, signed by all parties and get a certified copy ($3 each)
After you have gotten married, the signed original marriage license must be returned to us. It can be returned by mail or in person. You will use the certified copy to change your name.
Online application available only:
Monday through Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
There is a $66 fee, cash, debit/credit cards (convenience fee applies). This fee is due in our office at completion of processing your application and is non- refundable.
Marriages are Public Record
All marriage records are a matter of public record. The one exception to this is for those enrolled in the State's Address Confidentiality program. Once a license has been recorded, it cannot be "unrecorded."