Pierce County Auditor's Office open Saturday for licensing services

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will open its doors on Sat., June 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept passport applications and to provide marriage, pet, vehicle and boat licensing services. The Auditor’s Office is located at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S 35th St, Room 200, in Tacoma.

These special Saturday hours cater to working families who find it difficult to visit the Auditor’s Office during the work day. The Auditor holds two Saturday fairs every year.

Come ready. Here’s what you need:

Passport applications

– Certified birth certificate or proof of US citizenship (photo copies not accepted).

– Driver’s license, Military ID, or State ID with additional proof of identity.

– Social Security number.

– Passport photos available for $12.

– Passport fees must be paid by check, cashier’s check or money order (cash not accepted).

Vehicle and boat licensing

– License plate number or registration.

– Boat registration number.

– Identification.

– Emissions test, if necessary.

– Payment: cash or check only.

– Title transfers require signed title and odometer disclosure statement.

Marriage license applications

– Driver’s license, Military ID, or State ID.

– License fee: $64 cash, cashier’s check, or money order (checks not accepted).

– Bride and groom must appear in person and be at least 18 years old.

– You must wait three days before the marriage.

– The license is valid for 60 days.

Pet licensing

– Purchase or renew pet licenses (Unincorporated Pierce County, Carbonado, South Prairie and Wilkeson residents only).

– Proof of spay/neuter required.

“We estimate that 300 people will access our services on Saturday,” said Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor. Washington Department of Licensing boat licenses expire in June, and the U.S. State Department plans to increase passport application fees by as much as 47 percent soon. “We’re here to help customers cope. We encourage people to apply for a passport now and avoid the upcoming fee increase.”

More information is available at http://www.piercecountywa.org/auditor .