Ketchikan Gateway Borough Marriage Licenses

Search for Ketchikan Gateway Borough AK marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Ketchikan Court Marriage License 415 Main Street Ketchikan AK 99901 907-225-3195


Ketchikan City Hall 2706 South Tongass Highway Saxman AK 99901 907-225-4166

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Clerk 1900 1st Avenue Ketchikan AK 99901 907-228-6616

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: Bureau of Vital Statistics or Alaska Court

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental or guardian consent

3. Cost/fees: $60

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, or passport

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: Yes

8. License Valid: 90 days

9. Waiting Period: 3 days

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: Yes

12. Divorce/Widow: 60 days with a divorce decree/death certificate

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Ketchikan Gateway Borough Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Alaska, both members of the couple must visit the nearest Alaska Court (specific counties may not accept marriage applications) or Bureau of Vital Statistics office to fill out the marriage license application. You will have to meet certain age requirements, provide photo identification, and pay the marriage license fee. If the application is mailed or faxed, it must be certified by a Notary Public. Once you have received the marriage license, you must wait for three days before performing a marriage ceremony, and you must perform the ceremony while the license is still valid. After the ceremony, your officiant and witnesses must sign the marriage certificate and mail it to the Alaska Vital Records Section in Juneau. Make sure there are no errors before sending a completed marriage license to the state.

How do I get a marriage license in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska?

You can apply for a marriage license at your nearest local court or at the closest Bureau of Vital Statistics. You will need to submit a $60 marriage license fee, a photo ID, and additional documents for proof of age and previous marriages, if any.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in Alaska?

The cost to get a marriage license in Alaska is $60 and is the same statewide. You can use the same license in any county, regardless of your residency.

How old do you have to be to get married in Ketchikan Gateway Borough?

You must reach the minimum age of 16 to get married in Alaska. Individuals who are between 16 and 18 must have parental or guardian consent to get married.