Are marriage records open for the public to see?

Yes, with one major exception. Participants in the state’s Address Confidentiality Program may have their marriage records excluded from the public filing. If the marriage license was obtained prior to becoming an active participant, the record cannot be removed from the public record.

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1. Who can perform my wedding ceremony?
2. Can a minister from an out-of-state church perform my wedding in Washington State?
3. Can a marriage license obtained in Snohomish County be used outside the County?
4. What is the fee for a marriage license?
5. How old do the witnesses to my marriage have to be?
6. If either applicant is divorced, do they need to provide divorce papers?
7. Are marriage records open for the public to see?