Public Disclosure of Marriage Records
Are marriage records open for the public to see?
Yes, with one major exception. Program participants of the State’s Domestic Violence Protection program may have their marriage records excluded from the public filing. Only active participants are included. If the marriage license was obtained prior to becoming an active participant, the record cannot be "unrecorded".
What if the applicants do not want their names in the newspaper?
The Everett Herald prints a list of marriage applicants on a weekly basis. Both parties must contact the Everett Herald directly to have their name excluded from the printed list on the same day they apply for the marriage license.
What if someone wants a copy of their marriage license?
To obtain a certified copy of a marriage record by mail, you will need to send a check (made payable to Snohomish County Auditor) along with both parties names (as provided at the time of the marriage application) and the date of the marriage to:
Snohomish County Auditor’s Office
3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 204
Everett WA 98201
The fees for copies are:
|Certified copies of marriage records prior to 1976
|Certified copies of marriage records from 1976 to present
|Additional certified copies of the same document
You may also obtain a certified copy of a marriage record in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. The fee for this transaction is $3.00.
If you need a certified copy immediately following your ceremony, you must return in person to te Snohomish County Auditor's Office with the completed Certificate of Marriage.