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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

Fill out the online application

Enter all your information in the online application. Make sure all information, including legal name spelling, dates, etc., matches the information on your birth certificates.

Schedule an appointment

Schedule your appointment online

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Visit the Recorder’s Office

At your appointment time, visit the Recorder’s Office located at 1710 Red Soils Court, Oregon City, OR 97045 map

Both parties must appear together to complete the process.

Please bring: 

  • Valid 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.

Pay the nonrefundable fee

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

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.

Request a certified copy

Congratulations! You got married!

To get a certified copy of your marriage license, write an informal letter including both parties names before and after the marriage, with the date of the marriage, phone number and the return address.

Fees for certified copies — cash or check only

# of copies price
1 $7.75
2 11.75
3 15.75
4 19.75
5 23.75

It is $7.75 for 1 certified copy of your marriage license and $4.00 for each additional after that.

Please make your check payable to Clackamas County Clerk.

Mail to:

Clackamas County Clerk
1710 Red Soils Court
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

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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.