Additional Information

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Other Important Information

  • Your marriage license is valid in Washington State.
  • If either party is 17 years old, they must have parent's consent.
  • A blood test or physical is not required in Washington State.
  • A marriage license and marriage certificate are different documents. The marriage license permits a marriage to take place. The marriage certificate indicates that a legal marriage has been performed.
  • If you have misplaced your marriage packet, you may obtain a duplicate packet for $6. Contact our office for more information (253) 798-7435.


Certified copies of Marriage Certificate

  • Copies can be obtained in our office for $3 per copy.
  • Include the names of the couple and date of marriage when requesting copies of certificates.
  • You can come in person to the office for copies. There is approximately a one-week turnaround for mail-in requests.
  • Note: Certificates are filed in the county in which they were purchased.
  • Plain copies of certificates are $1.
  • Five-year record search for certificates is $8; this fee applies to all marriage records prior to 1984.
  • Search for Marriage License Records
Note: You cannot purchase copies of the marriage application or certificate on this website. Copies can be purchased in person or by mail. Please use the Request for Marriage Records form to order by mail.

Mail your request with the fee included to:
  • Pierce County Auditor
    2401 S. 35th St. Room 200
    Attn: Marriage Records
    Tacoma, WA 98409

Vital Statistics

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and other Vital Statistics are obtained through the Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department.