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OBTAINING COPIES OF A WHATCOM COUNTY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Whatcom County marriage records go back to 1890. A certified copy of your marriage certificate is required for social security name changes, passport applications, etc., and can be obtained in person or by mail.

Requirements:

The license must have been issued by Whatcom County.

You will need:

  • Names of the couple at the time of marriage
  • Approximate date of the marriage.

Requests should be sent with the required fee along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Whatcom County Auditor
Attn: Marriages
311 Grand Avenue
Suite 103
Bellingham, WA 98225

Fees:
After 1980

  • Certified copy: $3.00
  • Regular photocopy $1.00

Prior to 1980

  • Certified copy: $11.00
  • Regular photocopy $9.00

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