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Washington Marriage Age Requirements Laws

Nearly all states have limits on how young an individual may be when getting married, with certain exceptions. In Washington, you must be at least 17 to get married -- 18 to without parental consent -- but minors under the age of 17 may obtain a license after petitioning the court in "special circumstances." While the statute does not list these special circumstances, typically they include pregnancy or childbirth.

Learn more about Washington's marriage age requirement laws below, with links to additional articles and resources. See State-by-State Marriage Age of Consent" Laws for a comparison.

Code Section 26.04.010
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent Male: 17; Female: 17
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18
Comments Minors under 17 may obtain license in special circumstances.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Washington family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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