Applicants must be 18 years of age and provide a current picture ID.
The cost in Whitman County is $44 and we do not take cards of any kind - please bring cash, check, or money order. This fee is non-refundable.
There is a 3 day waiting period in the State of Washington, so you must come in at least 3 days before your ceremony. The license must be used within 60 days, at which time it will expire and you will need to re-apply. This license can only be used in the State of Washington.
Who May Perform My Ceremony?
Per RCW 26.04.050, the following officers and persons, active or retired are hereby authorized to solemnize marriages:
Any priest, imam, rabbi, or similar official of any religious organization
Any regularly licensed or ordained minister
Court of Appeals commissioners
Judges of the Court of Appeals
Judges of courts of limited jurisdiction as defined in RCW 3.02.010
Judges of the Superior Court
Justices of the Supreme Court
Superior Court commissioners
Supreme Court commissioners
If you would like a judge to marry you an appointment must be made with the Whitman County District Court
The following must be provided to obtain your license:
Both parties must be present
Unexpired photo ID (driver's license or passport)
Social security number or sign social security number exemption
Current residential address for both parties and location of birth
County in which the ceremony will be performed
Full name of both parents, including mother's maiden name and the location of their birth
Names of two witnesses who will sign documents at the ceremony
Title of your officiant (judge, pastor, priest, etc.)
Ceremony date and time (must have the date set prior to application)
*LICENSE IS ONLY GOOD FOR 60 DAYS (YOU MUST USE IT WITHIN 60 DAYS OF APPLICATION)
Certified copies of marriages licenses issued in Whitman County may be obtained in the following ways: