Get a Copy of Your King County Marriage Certificate Effortlessly
A wedding is the happiest day of many people's lives. Marrying your partner is an unforgettable experience and frequently a good one, but it always comes with some level of behind-the-scenes annoyance. Most people don't even realize how many little things they need to do for a legal marriage until it's right in their face. Even fewer understand the hassle of getting new copies of some of these things.
If you're one of those people, let DoNotPay help you understand the process of getting a new copy of your so you can enjoy your honeymoon in peace.
The Difference Between Marriage Certificates and Marriage Licenses
Though they have similar names, a marriage certificate is different from a marriage license. Before your marriage, you'll get a marriage license from the county clerk of equivalent authority. You fill this out with the required number of witnesses and return it to the clerk, frequently after the wedding. Once the license has been returned, you'll be issued a marriage certificate as legal proof of your marriage.
- You get your license before the wedding and fill it out right after the ceremony.
- When you turn in your license, you'll get a certificate back.
Who Can Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in King County?
Anyone can request a copy of a . While it's not clear why you would want to you, could even theoretically request a copy of a stranger's marriage certificate. You can find and buy official copies of any documents stored in the King County records database by using their online search tool.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in King County?
The cost to obtain a copy of most official documents from the King County Archives, including marriage certificates, is $3 per official copy ordered. When you submit your request by mail, you'll need to enclose a check, money order, or cash in the correct amount or you will not receive your copies. When doing so online, you'll use a credit or debit card.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in King County?
King County typically mails out official copies of documents within 10 days of the initial request. From there, it will likely take a few days for the post office to get it to you. All in all, this means you'll get your copy of your marriage certificate in about two weeks or less.
What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in King County?
In general, you aren't required to have any specific documents to receive a copy of your marriage certificate in King County. Marriage certificates are a matter of public record, so you aren't restricted from obtaining a copy whenever you want. If you intend to do so online, though, you will need to register an account with the online record search.
How to get a King County Marriage Certificate on Your Own
As easy and convenient as it is for DNP to get your marriage certificate for you, you might still want to do it yourself. If you really want to, here's how you can initiate the process in King County:
- Navigate to the King County Archive online search tool.
- Sign in to your account, or create an account.
- Click the option for a document search.
- Use the fields available to narrow your search by document type ("Marriages") and the begin and end dates.
- When you see your marriage certificate, click on it.
- When you're viewing the document, click the option to add it to your cart.
- Go to your cart and select the number of copies you want, then check out.
- Fill out your address, the license number, the marriage date, and the names of the couple, then check out.
- Wait for your copy or copies to come in the mail.
- Fill out the marriage certificate copy request form found on the county website, including how many copies you want and the total fee for these copies.
- Make out a check or money order to King County Marriage Records, or include the total fee in cash.
- Address the envelope to King County Marriage Records, 500 4th Avenue, Room 430, Seattle, WA 98104.
- Seal and send the letter.
- Wait for your copy or copies to come in the mail.
King County Details and Contact Information
|Website||Contact us - King County|
|Mail us||King County building locations
|General Address||King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Get Your King County Marriage Certificate With DoNotPay
If you want to simplify the process of getting your use DoNotPay. We'll take care of all the most annoying parts for you, and all you need to do is give us a little information:
- Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.
- Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.
- Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.
- Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
- Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
- Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
- If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.
And you’re all set! Remember, DoNotPay makes it easy to handle all sorts of tedious paperwork.
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