Marriage Licenses

You can apply for a marriage license at the Tulalip Tribal Court, and if you choose, you can get married there per the Domestic Relations Code (§ 85)

Marriage license applications can be picked up at the court or downloaded below.

There are certain qualifications you must meet before applying for a license. At least one of the couple has to be an enrolled tribal member. You have to be at least 16 years old, but if you are less than 18 years old, written consent of the guardian is required (properly notarized). Also, you must obtain a blood test 30 days before the marriage with results saying that it’s negative of any transmittable disease. (An affidavit can also be filed at court attesting that the individual is free of disease. A notary public at the court can help you with that.)

Once you have filled out the application and meet all the requirements, please return all paperwork to the court, and the clerk will collect a filing fee of $100 and issue your marriage license.

For your marriage ceremony, you can choose any recognized clergyman or person authorized by his religion to marry people. Any person recognized by Washington State law as having the authority to perform marriages can also marry you.

The marriage license, once properly endorsed by the authorized person performing the marriage, will be returned to the court clerk who will then issue the couple a marriage certificate.

The tribal court will then forward your marriage license and certificate to the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office for recording.

The court clerk will keep a public record of all marriage licenses and certificates.

Getting Married at Tulalip Tribal Court

A judge at Tulalip Tribal Court can perform your marriage. Couples choosing to marry at the court can bring witnesses and guests and take pictures during the ceremony. Please contact the court for more information.