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Marriage Ceremony FAQs

A: Seattle Municipal Court judges are empowered to perform marriage ceremonies under the laws of the State of Washington. Marriage ceremonies are performed at the courthouse on weekdays, Monday through Friday, with a check-in time of 4:30 p.m. Please submit your Marriage Ceremony Request online no earlier than eight weeks in advance of the date of your ceremony. You will receive an email confirmation in 1-2 business days with directions on how to confirm your request.

A: The Seattle Municipal Court does not provide marriage licenses. For a marriage license, visit the King County Recorder's Office or call (206) 477-6620.

A: The Seattle Municipal Court does not handle name changes. For information on changing your name, visit the King County Recorder's Office or call (206) 477-6620.

A: Photos may be taken at the courthouse 30 minutes prior to check-in and during the ceremony.

We cannot accommodate time for photos after the ceremony.

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Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600
smc_publicsvcs@seattle.gov

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