Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Section
125 E 8th Ave
Eugene 97401
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Hours:  9:00am - noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

You may apply for your marriage license either online or from a computer in our office.  Once you have completed the application, both parties must appear together in our office to sign the license and pay the required fees before your marriage ceremony.

When applying for a marriage license, t
he following information is required for each person applying:

  • Address; Father's Name;         Father’s place of birth;
  • Date of Birth;  Mother’s Maiden Name; Mother’s place of birth;
  • Place of Birth

If either party has been married before, you will need to know the year the previous marriage ended.  

We strongly recommend that you bring your birth certificates to our office when you appear to sign and finalize your marriage application; state and federal agencies require that the information on your marriage license matches your birth certificate.    

Online Marriage License Application

Marriage licenses are also available from the Lane County Justice Court in Florence.  If you plan to apply in Florence, do not use the online form;  you will need to use the paper form available at the Justice Court office. 

Marriage License Fees

Marriage License Fee $60.00
Decorative Certificate (optional) $1.00
1st Certified Copy of a Marriage License                     $7.75
Each additional certified copy $4.00

License Conditions

Age Requirement
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 Lane County Clerk’s Office. 

Waiting Period
While marriage applications may be completed online or from the computers in our lobby, you must visit our office to sign and pay for the license before your marriage ceremony. After you visit our office to pay the required fees, sign 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 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 Oregon.

Legal Names Taken
Each person in the marriage must select their legal name after the marriage. More information about name changes.
Cost of the Marriage License 
The total cost of a marriage license is $60, which is non-refundable. Optional commemorative marriage certificates are available for $1. We accept payment in the form of checks, money orders, cash, and credit or debit cards. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Lane County Deeds and Records. All credit and debit card transactions are subject to a 3% convenience fee that goes directly to the bank to cover the cost of processing the card transaction. We are unable to process credit card payments by mail or over the telephone.

Ordained officiants do not register with the state or county prior to performing a marriage ceremony. Officiants must meet the requirements of 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. We do not make referrals to officiants who are authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. For available officiants, please search online or look in the yellow pages in your telephone book.

Medical Examinations
Medical exams and blood tests are not required.

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Lane County Deputy Clerks are available to perform civil marriage ceremonies at the Public Service Building at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 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 $117 and is due 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 will be required to show your legal name and relationship status after marriage. If you ordered a certified copy at the time you applied for your license, one will automatically be mailed to you once your license is returned to our office after your ceremony.

You may also purchase a certified copy of your Lane County marriage license 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 Request for Certified Copy of Marriage License. Mail the form to our office along with a check for $7.75 for the first certified copy, plus $4 for each additional certified copy. Make checks payable to: Lane County Deeds and Records.  The certified copy or copies will be returned to you by mail. 

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.