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Marriage licensing

Records and Licensing Services Division

Marriage Licensing
King County Administration Building
500 Fourth Ave., Suite 430
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-205-8396

Customer Service Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


  • The marriage license fee is $64. Payment is by cash or local check. No debit or credit cards are accepted.
  • The fee is authorized and established by the State Legislature and is distributed, as follows:

King County

  • $ 8 General Fund
  • $ 8 Family Court
  • $ 4 Records Preservation Fund
  • $ 2 County Council
  • $15 Family Services

State of Washington

  • $10 Displaced Homemaker Program
  • $ 5 Child Abuse Program
  • $ 4 Centennial Records Preservation Program
  • $ 4 State Archives
  • $ 4 Washington State Heritage Center

Related Links

Washington State Law Governing Marriage Revised Code of Washington (RCW)


The contents of this webpage are not intended as a comprehensive digest on marriage licensing and should not be construed as legal interpretation of the law or advice. If you have any questions or concerns about your legal rights or obligations with regard to marriage, you are encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney.