Port Orchard WA 98366-4687
360-337-7129 * Fax: 360-337-4645
Applying for a Marriage License
may apply for a marriage license in-person or by mail. Both
parties must sign the application before a deputy auditor
(or a notary public if the application is by mail). A
marriage license will be given to the parties upon receipt
of the completed marriage application
and fee. No appointment is necessary.
Kitsap County Auditor
Recording/Marriage License Department
619 Division St
Hours: Monday - Friday
Both applicants must be at least 18
years of age or older and must have a current photo ID
as proof of your age.
are 17 years of age must be accompanied by one parent or
legal guardian who can provideconsent.
under the age of 17 must obtain consent of parent/legal
guardian and waiver from Juvenile Court is required to
apply for a marriage license. (Juvenile Court Phone: 360-337-5401)
Blood tests and physical exams are
not required to obtain a marriage license.
not have to be residents of the State of
to obtain a marriage license. The license is only
valid for weddings that are performed within the state
Proof of divorce from a previous
spouse, or death of a spouse, is not required to obtain
a marriage license. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to ensure that the final decree of divorce is
filed before applying for a new marriage license.
There is a three (3) day waiting
period beginning the first day after you apply for your
license and ending the third day following the date of
application. You may not get married during this waiting
period. The License is valid for 60 days beginning on the
3rd day after application and must be used in the State of
Witnesses are not necessary to apply for a license, but
state law requires that at least two witnesses be present at the ceremony.
The fee to apply for a Marriage License is $65.00 cash,
check, debit or credit card. The fee is non-refundable.
State law dictates who can
perform a marriage ceremony: active and retired Supreme
Court justices, Court of Appeals judges, Superior Court
judges, Superior Court commissioners, and judges of courts
of limited jurisdiction, as well as any regularly licensed
or ordained minister or priest of any church or religious
RCW 26.04.050 for a complete list.
Ministers from any state may
perform marriage ceremonies, but the ceremony must be
performed in the State of Washington. Neither
the bride nor the groom may perform the ceremony.
To have a county
judge perform the ceremony, contact District Court at: 360-337-7033
for more information.
All marriage records are a matter of public record. The one
exception to this is for those enrolled in the
State's Address Confidentiality
program. Once a license has been recorded, it cannot be "unrecorded."
Copies of Marriage Licenses
Requests may be made in person or
To request in person, please come
to the Kitsap County Auditor - Recording located at
619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Hours:
Monday - Friday.
To request by mail, please click
here for a request form with mailing
Certified copies: $3
each, Photocopies: $1 each
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