Apply For A Bellevue Marriage License

How can we apply for a marriage license in Bellevue, Washington?

Congratulations on your engagement! You can apply for a marriage license through the King County Records and Licensing Services Division. The Records and Licensing Services Division is located in Room 311 of the King County Administration Building, located at 500 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you want to contact the office, call (206) 296-4021. There are seven other locations in King County that can issue your marriage license. Go to Bellevue Marriage License to find the addresses and information about these locations. You may apply for your marriage license at whichever location is most convenient for you. Other general information about how to apply is available online at Apply for Bellevue Marriage License.

How can we meet the requirements to receive a marriage license in Bellevue, Washington?

For you to meet the requirements to receive a marriage license in Bellevue, Washington, both of you need to be single and at least 18 years of age. When you go to apply for your marriage license, you should appear together in person at the Records and Licensing Services Division office. You will need to present a government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license. If either of you is a minor, you may apply for a marriage license in King County if you are 17 years of age and you have parental consent. If you are under 17 years of age, you must have court approval in order to apply for a marriage license.

When does our marriage license expire?  

Your marriage license will expire 60 days after the license is issued by King County. There is a waiting period of 3 days before the license becomes valid. If your marriage ceremony does not take place before the marriage license expires, you will have to reapply for a marriage license. Your marriage license will be valid throughout the state of Washington, and there are no residency requirements to apply.

Are blood tests required for us to apply for a marriage license in Bellevue, Washington?

No. You do not need to have blood tests or other physical examination results in order to apply for a marriage license in Bellevue, Washington.

What is the marriage license fee that we will be asked to pay?

The marriage license fee in King County is $64.00. At the Seattle office, only cash payments are accepted. At the other locations, payments may be made by cash or check.

Who is authorized to perform our wedding ceremony in Bellevue, Washington?

Washington judges and authorized ordained members of religious clergy can perform wedding ceremonies in Bellevue, Washington. You can find more information about who is authorized to perform wedding ceremonies at Bellevue Wedding.

After the wedding ceremony, how can we get a copy of our marriage certificate in Bellevue, Washington?

After your wedding ceremony, you can request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the King County Recorder’s office either in person or by mail. Each certified copy of a marriage certificate costs $3.00.  You can find more information about how to request a copy of the marriage certificate at Bellevue Marriage License.


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