9 am to 4:00 pm Mon - Fri
except legal holidays
1300 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
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.
There is a $72 fee that can be paid in cash, debit/credit cards (convenience fee applies), or by cashier's check/money order. Personal checks are not accepted. This fee is due in our office at completion of processing your application and is non-refundable.