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Marriage License Application
Now you can apply online and both parties will need to be present for signature to pick up license at the Auditor’s Recording Department.
Marriage License fee is $62.00 (cash or credit card accepted).  The fee for Marriage Licenses will increase to $64.00 on July 29, 2019.  You have an option to pre-pay $3.00 for a certified copy that will be automatically mailed to you.

WAITING PERIOD
There is a 3-day waiting period that begins the day you sign the marriage application and pay the marriage license fee.  You may not get married during this waiting period.  The marriage license is valid for 60 days following the 3-day waiting period.

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Marriage Licenses

Marriage application hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only

  • A marriage license can be obtained in Skagit County at the Skagit County Auditor's Office.
  • Marriage License fee is $62.00 (cash or credit card accepted).  The fee for Marriage Licenses will increase to $64.00 on July 29, 2019.  You have an option to pre-pay $3.00 for a certified copy that will be automatically mailed to you.
  • Neither a witness nor a blood test is required to obtain a marriage license.

To obtain a marriage license:

  1. Complete the marriage license application form (pdf) and affidavit (pdf). Both forms are also obtainable from the Auditor's Office.
  2. Both the bride-to-be and groom-to-be must sign the completed affidavit.
  3. The signing must be witnessed by a notary public or deputy auditor.
  4. Marriage License fee is $62.00 (cash or credit card accepted).  The fee for Marriage Licenses will increase to $64.00 on July 29, 2019.  You have an option to pre-pay $3.00 for a certified copy that will be automatically mailed to you.

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Online Marriage License Application
Now you can apply online and both parties will need to be present for signature to pick up license at the Auditor’s Recording Department. Marriage License fee is $62.00 (cash or credit card accepted).  The fee for Marriage Licenses will increase to $64.00 on July 29, 2019.  You have an option to pre-pay $3.00 for a certified copy that will be automatically mailed to you.

WAITING PERIOD
There is a 3-day waiting period that begins the day you sign the marriage application and pay the marriage license fee.  You may not get married during this waiting period.  The marriage license is valid for 60 days following the 3-day waiting period.


The license is not valid until the third full day after the application is filed at the Auditor's Office. For example, if the application is filed on Monday, the first day it can be used is Thursday. Marriage Licenses are void if not solemnized within 60 days of the valid date.

If you file your application by mail, please mail it early enough to allow sufficient processing and return mail time. Please also include a contact name, address and phone number where you may be reached if necessary. PLEASE USE BLACK INK!

Legal age for both bride and groom is 18 years old. If one of the applicants is 17 years old, that applicant must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian must sign the marriage application form, granting consent to the marriage, and must have the authority to do so. Legal guardians must provide either an original or certified copy of the legal guardianship documents. An applicant under 17 years of age must have the consent of a Superior Court Judge. Such consent is indicated by a waiver, included with the marriage application, that is signed by the Superior Court Judge.

Who is authorized to perform marriages?

State law prescribes who can marry. Under RCW 26.04.050, active and retired justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of appeals, judges of the superior courts, superior court commissioners, any regularly licensed or ordained minister or any priest of any church or religious denomination, and judges of courts of limited jurisdiction may perform marriages.

For more information about marriage licenses please call (360) 416-1704 or email: scauditor@co.skagit.wa.us

Obtaining a copy of a marriage license:
For more information about obtaining a copy of a marriage license please call (360) 416-1704 or email: scauditor@co.skagit.wa.us

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