Marriage License Fees

A $68.00 cash or money order only fee is collected at the time of issuance of the marriage license. Sorry, no checks or credit cards are accepted for payment of the marriage license. (Effective July 28, 2019, the fee will increase to $72.00 as a result of HB 2015 establishing a surcharge for the Washington State Library-Archives Building)

HB 2015 - Washington State Library-Archives Building Surcharge

Effective July 28, 2019
Breakdown of Cowlitz County Marriage License Fee

2017 to July 27, 2019
Breakdown of Cowlitz County Marriage License Fee.

Apply for a Marriage License - Additional Information

Apply for a Marriage License

How to apply and what you will need to provide, when you apply for a marriage license

Rules and Timelines

Rules, timelines, age requirements, and who may perform a ceremony