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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

King County is pleased to provide this information to help make applying for your marriage license quick and easy. Use the links to navigate the application process, steps to change your name, and/or  marriage FAQs.

To verify whether your marriage application or certificate has been processed, please perform a search in our Records Search application. If you applied by mail and your record shows “Application – Marriage License” then you can come to the King County Recorder's Office, located in downtown Seattle, to pick up your marriage packet. If your record shows “Certificate – Marriage License” then you can request for a certified copy.

Recorder's office:
(206) 477-6620
Email us:
Hours of operation:
M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holidays and Site Closures