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State of Oregon
Marriage License Requirements
Marriage License Fee: $60.
Marriage licenses are issued by Oregon’s counties. Both parties must be present. You can fill out the application online in advance through many County Clerk’s websites
Minimum Age: The legal age for marriage in Oregon is 18.
Persons 17 years of age may obtain a marriage license with a signed consent form from either parent or a guardian.
Waiting Period: 3 Days.
License Validity: 60 Days.
Blood Test: Not Required.
Residency: Not Required.
Witnesses: Two witnesses who are at least 18 years of age are needed at the wedding ceremony.
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To complete the application for a marriage license, a couple must:
The following information is required on the marriage license for each party to the marriage:
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Father’s place of birth
Mother’s Maiden Name
Mother’s place of birth
State issued ID card
Permanent Resident Card
Foreign Gov’t issued Passport
There is a three day waiting period in Oregon.
The waiting period may be waived. To do so, you must complete a waiver request form and pay the $60 marriage license fee and the $10 waiver fee in cash.
Both parties must be present to obtain a waiver.
You do not have to be a resident of Oregon to marry.
If either party has been married before, you will need to know the ending date of the last marriage.
A license can be issued one day after the final date of a divorce.
The final divorce date is required on the marriage license application.
Marriage License Fees:
The cost of a Oregon marriage license is $60.00, which is non-refundable. Please call the County Clerk’s office in which you will be applying for their fees and other requirements.
Commom Law Marriages:
Medical examinations and blood tests are not required.
Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.
No one under 17 years of age may marry in Oregon.
A 17-year-old may marry with the consent of a parent or guardian.
Consent forms are available from the County Clerk’s office.
Officiants in Oregon:
Ministers of any church organized, carrying on its work, and having congregations in this state may perform marriages in this state if authorized by their church to do so.
There is no requirement for ordained officiants to register with the state or county prior to performing a marriage ceremony.
The officiant must meet the requirements under ORS 106.120.
It is the responsibility of the officiant to properly complete the Marriage License form. Please refer to the “Instructions to Officiants” document included in the marriage packet for more information.
Two witnesses who are at least 18 years of age are needed at the wedding ceremony.
License Validity Time:
The license is good anywhere in the State of Oregon for 60 days from the effective date.
Copies of Oregon birth certificates, Oregon death certificates and public Oregon marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Oregon). You may order copies of Oregon vital records through everify.com on an expedited basis.
Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. For more information regarding Oregon marriage license laws and records please visit www.public.health.oregon.gov.