Chelan County Auditor

Additional Marriage License Topics

General Requirements 

Marriage Law: Title 26.04 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) defines marriage statutes for Washington State

Officiant Qualification: Marriage statutes specify that a qualifying officiant be any regularly licensed or ordained minister or any priest, imam, rabbi, or similar official of any religious organization. Additionally, judges as defined in RCW 26.04.050.

Officiant Registration: No registration is required to perform a ceremony in Washington State.

Officiant Duties 

Name Change: Name changes due to marriage are optional and do not require the consent of the court. 

Domestic Partnerships: Washington's Office of the Secretary of State oversees a Domestic Partner Registry

Public Disclosure: All marriage applications and certificates are a matter of public record. The Wenatchee World researches public records and publishes information from each marriage license issued.

Family Law Handbook: The Administrative Office of the Courts has compiled information and resources that describe the legal implications of marriage in Washington State.



Posted: 06/09/2021 01:57 PM
Last Updated: 06/09/2021 04:24 PM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 21
    Jun 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Ballots mailed for military, overseas and out of state voters

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Ballots mailed for Military, Overseas and Out of State voters

  • 19
    Jun 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - June 19, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6518 ******HOLIDAY***********
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - June 5, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 509-667-6518
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on June 5, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, ES Conference Room.
  • 22
    May 2024
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - May 22, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street