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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