Marriage Licenses
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Recordings – Marriage Licenses

 

Both bride and groom may apply in person for their marriage license at the Grays Harbor County Auditor's office during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. closed 12:00-1:00).  

The office is located in the Administration building next to the Courthouse at 100 W Broadway, Suite 2 in Montesano, Washington (360) 964-1557.

If one of the parties can't appear in person, the other party may take the uncompleted forms to the absent party to be filled out, and signed, in front of a notary public. When the application is returned, the party taking the forms completes their portion in our office. A license can then be issued.

No birth certificates, blood tests, or other documentation is necessary to apply for a marriage license.

Waiting Period

The license is not valid until three (3) days after the date issued.

The license is then good only for the next 60 days 

Age Requirements

 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Exceptions:

  1. Applicants 17 years of age may obtain a license with consent of a parent or legal guardian.
  2. Applicants 16 years of age have additional requirements and may require judicial approval.

 

Marriage License Fee

The fee for a marriage license is $64 cash or money order.

Checks and credit cards aren't accepted for this purpose.

Copies

Copies of the certificate are available after the paperwork has been returned by the officiant. Copies are $3 (cash or check) for a certified copy.

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