How to Get a Marriage License

If you are seeking a marriage license in Clackamas County, please follow the steps outlined below.

For more information, please contact the Recorder’s Office at 503-655-8551 or recording@clackamas.us.

In-Person

Visit the Recorder’s Office

Visit the Recorder’s Office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Oregon City, OR 97045 map
to complete and submit a marriage application. Both parties must appear together to complete the process.

Marriage Application Requirements include:

  • Government-issued picture identification
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; persons 17 years of age may get a marriage license with signed consent form from either parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must be present when the license is purchased.
  • Fill in all required fields on the application. A marriage license will not be issued with missing information.

Marriage License Worksheet

Note: This worksheet will not be turned in but is meant to guide you in completing the application in person. Be sure to provide all the requested information. Referring to your birth certificate may assist you in this process.

Pay the nonrefundable fee

Pay the nonrefundable $60 fee in cash, certified check or money order. Note: No personal checks are accepted and there is no ATM in the building.

Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license; however, it will not be effective for three days. You may request that we waive the three-day waiting period if you wish. The waiver fee is an additional $15 payable in cash, certified check or money order.

The Recorder’s Office will also provide you with a commemorative Marriage Certificate. This certificate is unofficial and not acceptable as proof of your marriage.

Provide the marriage license to your officiant

After the license becomes effective, you have 60 days to have a ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. You will provide the marriage license to your officiant, who will return it signed back to the county. This period is not extendable; if the 60-day limit is exceeded, a new license must be purchased.

Hours
Online

Submit a marriage application online

Submit a marriage application online using the link below. Note: Online applicants will still need to visit the office in person to pay and complete the process. Both parties must appear together.

Online Marriage Application

Visit the Recorder’s Office

Visit the Recorder’s Office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Oregon City, OR 97045 to pay the nonrefundable $60 fee in cash, certified check or money order. Note: No personal checks are accepted and there is no ATM in the building.

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license; however, it will not be effective for three days. You may request at the time the license is issued to waive the three-day waiting period if you wish. The waiver fee is an additional $15 payable in cash, certified check or money order.

The Recorder’s Office will also provide you with a commemorative Marriage Certificate. This certificate is unofficial and not acceptable as proof of your marriage.

After the license becomes effective

After the license becomes effective, you have 60 days to have a ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. You will provide the marriage license to your officiant, who will return it signed back to the county. This period is not extendable; if the 60-day limit is exceeded, a new license must be purchased.

Hours
In-Person

Visit the Recorder’s Office

Visit the Recorder’s Office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Oregon City, OR 97045 map
to complete and submit a marriage application. Both parties must appear together to complete the process.

Marriage Application Requirements include:

  • Government-issued picture identification
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; persons 17 years of age may get a marriage license with signed consent form from either parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must be present when the license is purchased.
  • Fill in all required fields on the application. A marriage license will not be issued with missing information.

Marriage License Worksheet

Note: This worksheet will not be turned in but is meant to guide you in completing the application in person. Be sure to provide all the requested information. Referring to your birth certificate may assist you in this process.

Pay the nonrefundable fee

Pay the nonrefundable $60 fee in cash, certified check or money order. Note: No personal checks are accepted and there is no ATM in the building.

Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license; however, it will not be effective for three days. You may request that we waive the three-day waiting period if you wish. The waiver fee is an additional $15 payable in cash, certified check or money order.

The Recorder’s Office will also provide you with a commemorative Marriage Certificate. This certificate is unofficial and not acceptable as proof of your marriage.

Provide the marriage license to your officiant

After the license becomes effective, you have 60 days to have a ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. You will provide the marriage license to your officiant, who will return it signed back to the county. This period is not extendable; if the 60-day limit is exceeded, a new license must be purchased.

Hours
Online

Submit a marriage application online

Submit a marriage application online using the link below. Note: Online applicants will still need to visit the office in person to pay and complete the process. Both parties must appear together.

Online Marriage Application

Visit the Recorder’s Office

Visit the Recorder’s Office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Oregon City, OR 97045 to pay the nonrefundable $60 fee in cash, certified check or money order. Note: No personal checks are accepted and there is no ATM in the building.

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license

The Recorder’s Office will issue you a physical marriage license; however, it will not be effective for three days. You may request at the time the license is issued to waive the three-day waiting period if you wish. The waiver fee is an additional $15 payable in cash, certified check or money order.

The Recorder’s Office will also provide you with a commemorative Marriage Certificate. This certificate is unofficial and not acceptable as proof of your marriage.

After the license becomes effective

After the license becomes effective, you have 60 days to have a ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. You will provide the marriage license to your officiant, who will return it signed back to the county. This period is not extendable; if the 60-day limit is exceeded, a new license must be purchased.

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Keep in Mind

The commemorative Marriage Certificate, given to you at the time your license is issued, will be completed by the official performing the marriage. This certificate is unofficial and not acceptable as proof of your marriage. The official record is the marriage license. A certified copy of the official license will be required for proof of marriage. You may purchase a certified copy of the official record through the office of the Clackamas County Clerk Recording Division or through the Oregon Center for Health Statistics.

Certified Copies will be available after the marriage has been performed and the license has been returned to our office for recording. Requests must be in writing or in person. Written requests should include the names of the parties as they appear on the license, the date of the wedding, the name and address to where the copy is to be returned. Copy fees must be submitted with the request. The fee will be $7.75 for the first page plus 25¢ for each additional page. Additional copies, per request, will be charged $4 for the first page plus 25¢ for each additional page. Make the check payable to Clackamas County Clerk.