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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

Marriage Licensing, December 6-8, 2012

From 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, King County issued an unprecedented 623 marriage licenses. The majority of those were issued to same-sex couples, thanks to a new state law guaranteeing marriage equality.

Below is a recap of those three days.

Couples served

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People across the state are talking about marriage equality on social media, and King County has created a Storify page to document this historic event. Get real-time updates, pictures, video and quotes from soon-to-be-married couples all in one place.

For more detailed information about applying for a marriage license, please click here.

Watch King County Executive issue first marriage licenses

King County Marriage Equality Social Media


Twitter @kcnews
Twitter @kcexec

  • Hashtag #MEDayWA


  • Hashtags #MEDayWA and #KingCounty

Licenses issued 1st Thursday in December, 2009-2012

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Related Links

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

Annulment of Marriage

Filing for Divorce

Domestic Partnerships


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.