Chelan County Auditor

Requirements for Marriage License

Fee: $57.00 is payable at the time of application, and is non-refundable. If prepaying for a certified copy of the marriage certificate, add $3.00 for a total of $60.00.

Age Requirement: Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age

If 17 years of age the applicant must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will sign a consent form. This parent must present photo ID;
If 16 or younger permission must be obtained from the Juvenile Court prior to licensing.

Waiting Period: There is a mandatory 3-day (calendar day) waiting period before the license becomes valid. No exceptions can be made.

Period Valid/Expiration Date: Your ceremony must be performed in any Washington county within 60 days of application.

Hours: Licenses are issued by the Recording Department Monday - Friday from 9-5 pm on the street level of the Chelan County Courthouse. The application process takes about 20 minutes.

Identification: Government-issued photo ID containing birth date must be presented at the time of application. A driver's license or corresponding ID card works fine.

Residency Requirement: None

Blood Test Requirement: None

Divorce Requirement: Proof of divorce is not required, but your divorce must be final at the time you apply for a marriage license.

More Questions? Please visit the Marriage Information page 

Posted: 06/09/2021 01:55 PM
Last Updated: 07/08/2021 02:14 PM

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