There are 51,794 marriage records contained in the Washington, Chelan County Marriage Records Index, which was compiled from the Chelan County Recording Department. The marriage records date back to 1900 and are available up to 2010. For more information, visit the Chelan County Recording Department .
A complete record found in the Washington, Chelan County Marriage Records Index will contain the full names of the bride and groom, the marriage date, the marriage license number, and the date the marriage license was issued to the couple. Not all of the marriage records are complete, so certain records might offer limited information.
The Chelan County Recording Department is part of the County Auditor and is responsible for recording all county documents, including judgments, liens, mortgages, deeds, surveys and plats, mining claims, military discharges, in addition to issuing marriage licenses and recording them as well. They also carry birth and death records, but only from the years 1900 to 1907.
All county records stored by the Chelan County Recording Department are available for public viewing, as part of this department's mission statement that states that they are responsible not only for recording important records, like marriage records, but are responsible for making those records easily accessible to the public.
Marriage certificates dating back prior to 1990 are only available for viewing on microfilm, while marriage certificates after 1990 can usually be viewed online through the Chelan County Recording Department. Chelan County was started in 1899, which is why records typically date back to 1899 and 1900.
Chelan County Recording Department allows individuals access to marriage licenses in person or by mailing a request. In person requests are usually handled in the order received, and unless the office is extremely busy or the marriage record in question presents difficulty, these requests are usually satisfied the same day. In certain cases, if the marriage record is a recent one, limited telephone assistance is available if the office isn't too busy to verify whether the record is recorded there. For more information or to request a hard copy of a Chelan County marriage certificate, contact the Chelan County Recording Department.
Chelan County Recording
350 Orondo Avenue
PO Box 400
Wentachee, Washington 98807
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