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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Oregon law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

The marriage license cost in Oregon is between $50.00 - $60.00. No extensions or refunds are made once the license is issued.

Most county clerk's offices accept cash, checks, and money orders but some only accept cash so please call to verify whether or not you need cash.

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Obtaining a Marriage License in Oregon

ID Requirement:

Drivers License or certified birth certificate or passport and his or her Social Security number.

Residency Requirement:

Do not have to be a resident of Oregon.

If previously married:

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.

Application Requirement:

Both parties to a marriage should appear in person to obtain the license.

Waiting Period:

3 days. There is a three day waiting period from the day the license is issued until it can be used. It may be possible to purchase a waiver for the 3 day waiting period.

Blood Tests:

No test.

Under 18:

Anyone not yet 17 years of age cannot be legally married in the State of Oregon. A seventeen year-old can be married if they have the parent's or guardian's consent. Parent and guardian consent forms are available from the County Recording Office.

Name Change:

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.

Marriage Ceremony:

Marriage ceremonies may be performed by the following:
Proxy Marriages:

No. Both parties must be present.

Common Law Marriage:


Cousin Marriage:


Same-Sex Marriages:

Yes. Same-sex marriage in Oregon became legal on May 19, 2014 when a U.S. federal district court judge ruled that Oregon's 2004 state constitutional amendment banning such marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the federal constitution.


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.


License is valid for 60 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Oregon.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

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 USAVital on an expedited basis.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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.

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Oregon Clerk's Office

Baker County Clerk
Baker, OR

Benton County
Corvallis, OR

Clackamas County
Oregon City, OR

Clatsop County
Astoria, OR

Columbia County
St Helens, OR

Coos County
Coquille, OR

Crook County
Prineville, OR

Curry County
Gold Beach, OR

Deschutes County
Bend, OR

Douglas County
Roseburg, OR

Giliam County
Condon, OR

Grant County
Canyon City, OR

Harney County
Burns, OR

Hood River
Hood River, OR

Jackson County
Medford, OR

Jefferson County
Madras, OR

Josephine County
Grants Pass, OR

Klamath County
Klamath Falls, OR

Lake County
Lakeview, OR

Lane County
Eugene, OR

Lincoln County
Newport, OR

Linn County
Albany, OR

Malheur County
Vale, OR

Marion County
Salem, OR

Morrow County
Heppner, OR

Multnomah County
Portland, OR
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Polk County
Dallas, OR

Sherman County
Moro, OR

Tillamook County
Tillamook, OR

Umatilla County
Pendleton, OR

Union County
La Grande, OR

Wallowa County
Enterprise, OR

Wasco County
The Dalles, OR

Washington County
Hillsboro, OR

Wheeler County
Fossil, OR

Yamhill County
Mcminnville, OR

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Order Vital Records Online! certified copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce certificates, for events which occurred within the state of Oregon.

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