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

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  • 15
    Dec 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 15, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 15
    Dec 2021
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Boundary Review Board

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The newly formed Chelan County Boundary Review Board meets on Dec. 15.

    By Zoom video conference
  • 11
    Dec 2021
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 10
    Dec 2021
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Coffee with Bob

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    A quarterly update for the Upper Valley community

    Online via Zoom