Marriage Licenses

All Recording services (except for the public research library) have moved to the new County Clerk's Office, located at 275 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 (formerly the Elections Building). 

Lane County Marriage Licensing

Address:
County Clerk's Office
275 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
 
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Marriage Licensing Hours:  9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday


To obtain a marriage license: 

  • Fill out the online Marriage License Application.
  • After applying online, please visit our office at least three days before your ceremony to complete the license process. Both parties must appear in person to review and sign the license.
  • Payment is due at the time the license is signed and issued for use. 
  • Birth certificates are highly recommended, but not required when filling out the application and when purchasing the marriage license.

 

Marriage licenses become effective three days after being signed.  They are valid for 60 days beginning on the effective date.


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. 


Three (3) Day Waiting Period
Regardless of whether you submit your marriage license application form online or complete it in our office, both parties must visit our office at least 3 days prior to your marriage ceremony in order to complete the application process. 
The 3 day waiting period may be waived by the County Clerk for a good and sufficient reason. (A good and sufficient reason is defined as specific ground for taking any action relative to the situation.  This action will be rational and shall not be arbitrary or capricious).  The fee for the waiver is $10.00 and the license fee and waiver must be paid in cash.


 Legal Names Taken
Each person in the marriage must select their legal name after the marriage. More information about 
name changes.


Venue
Licenses issued by Lane County can only be used for ceremonies conducted within Oregon.


Cost of the Marriage License 
The total cost of a marriage license is $60, which is non-refundable. Optional choices include the Decorative Certificates are available for $1 and Certified Copy of the Marriage License is available for $7.75. 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.


Officiants 
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.


Online Marriage License Application

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 (within same transaction)  $4.00
Civil Ceremony $117.00
Replacement Marriage License $10.00


Application Requirements

When applying for a marriage license, the 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.


Birth certificates are highly recommended, but not required, when filling out the application and when purchasing the marriage license. 

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies are currently unavailable until 2025. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Please stay tuned for updates.



A Civil Ceremony is legal function of the County Clerk’s office to solemnize marriages. In Oregon, a ceremony of some kind is required to make your marriage official. A Civil Ceremony is a low-cost, secular option.

  • Fees: The fee for a Civil Ceremony at the Clerk’s Office is $117. This will be due at the time of service. It can be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card (with a 3% processing fee).
  • Timing: Each ceremony is given a 30-minute time slot to finalize your license paperwork, pay your ceremony fee, and have the Clerk solemnize your marriage. If you arrive late, your appointment may be canceled. We are not able to delay your ceremony to accommodate late-arriving guests.

     

  • Witnesses: You must bring 2 witnesses for your ceremony. Our office does not provide witnesses.

     

  • Guests: You may have up to 10 guests attend your ceremony. There is limited space in the Clerk’s Office, and no public restrooms or private spaces available.

     

  • Marriage License: You must have a valid marriage license that is effective for the date of your ceremony. If you purchased your license from another county, or have your license, you must bring it to your ceremony appointment. If you have not purchased a license before 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before your ceremony, your ceremony will be canceled.

     

  • Cancelations: If you miss your appointment or cancel your ceremony within a week of your reserved date, there will be a $11.00 marriage license replacement fee.

 

If you have any questions, you can call 541-682-3653 M-F 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected]. Congratulations and we’ll see you soon!



To book a Civil Ceremony, please visit our convenient Civil Ceremonies booking page. 

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.

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