Douglas County Web Site
P.O. Box 516
203 S. Rainier
Waterville, WA 98858-0516
Divorce, Probate, Civil Court records
P.O. Box 456
Waterville, WA 98858-0456
Marriage & Land records
Washington Marriages prior to 1938 had both a license and a separate document called a "Return". The Return was filled out at the time of the wedding and sent back to the courthouse. It gives the actual date of marriage, place, witnesses and often listed birth dates and parent's names. If your marriage was before 1938, ask for both items. Beginning in 1938, marriages were recorded on a single document. Also, keep in mind that marriage licenses issued by any Washington county was valid for a marriage performed in any other county in the state.
Beginning in July of 1907, the State of Washington began keeping BIRTH and DEATH records, and
in 1968, MARRIAGE and DIVORCE records. For information on ordering certificates see the Washington State
Department of Health:
Certificate Ordering Instructions
Center For Health Statistics 1112 S. Quince St. Room 1 OLYMPIA , WA - 98504 Information: (360) 236-4300 Phone: (360) 236-4313 Fax: (360) 352-2586
Douglas County records at the Washington State Archives Central Regional Branch Ellensburg, WA Bridgeport Community Library 1206 Columbia St Bridgeport, WA 98813 (509)686-7281 East Wenatchee Community Library 271 9th St Ne East Wenatchee, WA 98802 (509)886-7404 Waterville Community Library 105 N Chelan Waterville, WA 98858 (509)745-8354If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please email Cheryl Webber.