Benton County Washington Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Benton County Clerk Offices
Benton County Clerk7122 West Okanogan PlaceKennewickWA99336509-735-8388
Kennewick City Clerk210 West 6th AvenueKennewickWA99336509-585-4273
Benton County Town & City Halls
Benton City City Hall708 9th StBentonWA99320509-588-3322
Kennewick City Hall210 West 6th AvenueKennewickWA99336509-585-4445
Richland City Hall505 Swift BoulevardRichlandWA99352509-942-7390
West Richland City Hall3801 West Van Giesen StreetWest RichlandWA99353509-967-3431
Benton County Marriage License Office
Benton County Marriage License5600 West Canal DriveKennewickWA99336509-736-2727
Benton County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Benton County Auditor County Records
Benton County Auditor Marriage Records
Benton County Auditor Website
Benton County Auditor's Office Marriage Records
Benton County Birth Records
Benton County Divorce Certificates & Decrees
Benton County Naturalization Records
Benton Franklin Vital Records Office Vital Records
Married Couples37,454 (53.2%)
Unmarried Couples4,606 (2.4%)
Never Married Men22,514 (30.6%)
Never Married Women18,235 (24.5%)
Separated Men1,087 (1.5%)
Separated Women1,420 (1.9%)
Widowed Men1,706 (2.3%)
Widowed Women6,737 (9.1%)
Divorced Men7,577 (10.3%)
Divorced Women8,815 (11.9%)

Where To Search For Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Benton County Washington is held and maintained at the Benton County Clerk of Court. Marriage records in Benton County can be obtained by going to the Clerk of Court or any designated offices. These records are public domain and are available to all who apply for them. Marriage Records in Benton County is also readily accessible online.

The State of Oregon’s Vital Records Registry is responsible for the maintenance of marriage records in the state of Oregon. Records are retained for the duration of the union, unless the court terminates the marriage or annuls it. Marriage Records in Benton County has been a part of the public domain since 17Oregon. Records are retained for the safety and welfare of the community and to assist future generations.

Marriage Records in Benton County is retained at the county recorder’s office until they are requested by any individual, organization or agency. Such records are then transferred to the Federal Records Office in Washington, D.C. Marriage Records in Benton County can only be searched by the individual involved in the marriage. Searching these records by any other party is prohibited by law.

It is important to know the full names of both the persons involved in the marriage and the date of birth. Marriage records are kept in two versions. The first set of records consists of the name, title and date of birth of the bride and groom. The second set of records contains the names, titles and date of marriage of the bride and groom as well as their parents. These records can be viewed by anyone authorized by the county to access such records.

Public Marriage Records in Oregon is also available through the use of the Internet. Online records searches are usually free but sometimes require a fee to be paid. Such fees are applicable to personal public records searches and public record searches. In some cases, you may also be required to undergo background screening before being granted access to these records. Some online records searches can also be done for free but these are usually limited and for a limited amount of time.

You should make it a point to get all the information that you require about the person you are conducting a search on marriage records. Marriage records are considered public information. However, you should remember that these records are recorded in the county where the marriage took place. Therefore, if you want to conduct a search for marriage records of someone else, you would need to personally go to the office concerned and make the request personally.