Marriage license applications can be completed online or in person at the Lane County Clerk's Office located in the Public Service Building at 125 E. 8th Ave in downtown Eugene.
Whether you complete the marriage license application online or in our office, before your marriage ceremony, both bride and groom must appear together in our office to sign the marriage license and pay the required fees.
Online Marriage License Application
Marriage Licenses are also available from the Florence Justice Court on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. You cannot use the online form if you plan to get your license from the Florence Justice Court. When applying in Florence, applicants must fill out the paper form available in the Florence Justice Court office.
Under Oregon law, anyone who is not yet 17 years old cannot be married in the State of Oregon. A seventeen year-old can be married only if they have a parent's or legal guardian's consent. Parent and guardian consent forms are available from this office.
While marriage applications may be submitted online or completed from the computers in our lobby, you must visit our office to pay for and obtain the license before your marriage ceremony.
After you visit our office to pay the required fees, complete your application, and receive your marriage license; there is a three-day waiting period before you can marry.
The waiting period may be waived. To do so, you must complete a waiver request form and pay both the $60 marriage license fee and the $10 waiver fee in cash. Both parties must be present to obtain a waiver.
Once issued, the marriage license is valid for 60 days and may be used anywhere in the State of Oregon.
The following information is required on the marriage license for both the bride and groom:
We recommend that you have your birth certificates when applying for your marriage license. Various State and Federal agencies require that information on your marriage license exactly match the corresponding information on your birth certificate.
Legal Names Taken
Revised by SB 406 as of June 7, 2013, the bride and groom must select the legal names they will take after the marriage on the marriage license application. More information about name changes.
Cost of the Marriage License
The total cost of a marriage license is $60.00, which is non-refundable. We accept personal checks, money orders or cash. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
Optional commemorative marriage certificates are available for $1.00.
Neither a medical examination nor a blood test is required.
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Lane County Deputy Clerks are available to perform civil marriage ceremonies at the Public Service Building at 9:00am, 9:30am, and 9:45am, Monday through Friday. These ceremonies are performed by appointment only.
In order to schedule your marriage ceremony appointment you must have purchased your marriage license. The fee for a civil ceremony is $100.00, in cash or check only, payable at the time of the ceremony. The fee is non-refundable.
Couples are required to bring two witnesses to the ceremony.
Ordering a Certified Copy of Your Marriage License
A certified copy of your marriage license record will be required to show your legal name and relationship status after marriage. A certified copy will not automatically be mailed to you. In order to obtain one either come in to our office; or mail us a request using the form below.
You may purchase a certified copy of your Lane County marriage license either in person at our office, or by mail. To purchase a certified copy of a Lane County marriage license by mail, complete and print the fillable pdf form found below Mail the form to the address below along with a check for $7.75 for the first certified copy, plus $4.00 for each additional certified copy.
Request for a Certified Copy of a Marriage License Form
To order, mail your request and check to
Lane County Marriage Section
125 East 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
The certified copy or copies will be returned to you by mail. Requests are fulfilled within 2 - 3 business days of receipt.
If the marriage license was issued by another Oregon county, contact that county to order, or order from the State of Oregon's Center for Health Statistics at http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/chs/order/faqs.shtml#mail