Are you planning to perform a wedding in Snohomish County? If you’ve been asked to officiate, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is an incredible honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. Let’s explore the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything that will be required of you. Below, we’ll cover how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Snohomish County.
1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Snohomish County
Your first move will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). ULC ordination is provided online, free of charge, and gives you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, the process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!
Key Info for Ministers in Snohomish County
- ULC Ordination Accepted:
- Minister Registration Required:
- Documents Required:
- Minister's Residency:
- Minister's Minimum Age:
2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Snohomish County
Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in Snohomish County. Explain that you’re an ordained minister and wish to know what documents or information they might need from you before you perform a wedding in their district.
Contact information for the office in Snohomish County is listed below.
- Office Address:
3000 Rockefeller Ave. M/S 204
Everett, WA 98201
- Office Phone Number:
- (425) 388-3483
- Office Website:
- Snohomish County Office Website
3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Snohomish County
With that step done, you can proceed to our online catalog to order any documentation required to officiate in your area. We typically advise ministers in Snohomish County to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.
4 How Snohomish County Marriage Licenses Work
Now you’re ready to officiate the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating (or even if it’s not) be sure to check out our wedding training center for helpful tips and tools.
After the ceremony is over, the last important box to check is filling out the marriage license. In Snohomish County, this license is valid for 60 days, there is a mandatory 3-day waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. To learn more about how to fill out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.
- Marriage License Waiting Period:
- 3 Days
- Marriage License Valid For:
- 60 Days
- Return Within:
- 30 Days
5 What to Know About Snohomish County Weddings
Located north of Seattle and away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Snohomish County provides opportunities for couples to host a simpler, more down-to-earth event. Known particularly for its many beautiful farm venues, Snohomish County is becoming a popular destination for couples across Western Washington. If you have an eye on a particular venue, we recommend reaching out sooner rather than later!