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Is a marriage license required in the city of Spokane, or

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Is a marriage license required in the city of Spokane, Washington or the State of Washington? I understand who can perform a wedding, but is the license required? Can a church wedding be accomplished without the State? ***** *****ptrap ***@******.***
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 2 years ago.


This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard

Yes, a marriage license is required for the couple who are getting married.It has to be presented to the licensed/Ordained clergy and one the ceremony is performed the clergy must make a return to the court in the county where the licence was issued so that the couple can get their marriage Certificate.

Here is the LINK to the statute that states a "licensed" OR "ordained" minister