Applying for a License

No appointment is necessary. It is best if both parties come in and apply. We will need photo id with a signature, such as a driver’s license, to process your application. If that is not possible you may request an application by emailing Jenn Rose, or calling us at (360) 427-9670 Ext 467. Your signature on the completed application must be acknowledged by a notary public.

There are no blood tests, witnesses, birth, or divorce certificates required to apply for a marriage license. Divorced persons may apply for a marriage license as long as the final decree of divorce has been filed.

Age Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants 17 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign a release form.
  • Applicants 16 years of age or younger must obtain a court order from Juvenile Court.

Waiting Period and Expiration

There is a three day waiting period that begins on the day your completed application has been signed, paid for and processed in our office and ending the third day following. The license is valid for 60 days from your application date and can be used anywhere in the State of Washington.

License Fee

There is a $72 fee for marriage licenses due at the time of application. Cash, checks, money orders and credit/debit cards are accepted at this time.
* A convenience fee will be added with a credit/debit card payment.

After the Wedding

Certified copies of all marriage certificates on file in the Mason County Auditor’s Office are available via mail or in person. Certified copies are $3 each. If you would like to request a certified copy through the mail, send a check, payable to Mason County Auditor’s Office, for $3 for each copy you would like and mail to PO Box 400, Shelton WA 98584. Be sure to include the name of the applicants, approximate wedding date and where you would like the copies mailed.