Marriage Licensing
125 East 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
541-682-3653

9:00am - 11:45am
and
1:00pm - 3:45pm
Monday - Friday

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Marriage Licenses 

Marriage license applications may 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.

Online Marriage License Application

Whether you complete the marriage license application online or in our office, before your marriage ceremony, both parties must appear together in our office to sign the marriage license and pay the required fees.

Marriage licenses are also available from the Lane County Justice Court located in Florence, Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 1 pm.  You cannot use the online form if you plan to get your license from the court. When applying in Florence, applicants must fill out the paper form available from the court office.

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 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 may 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.

Required Information

The following information is required on the marriage license for each party to the marriage: 

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

If either party has been married before, you will need to know the ending date of the last marriage

We strongly recommend that you bring your birth certificates in to our office when applying for your marriage license. This is because various state and federal agencies require that the 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, both parties to the marriage 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.

Officiants    

There is no requirement for ordained officiants to register with the state or county prior to performing a marriage ceremony.  The officiant must meet the requirements under 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 consult the yellow pages in your telephone book.

Medical Examinations

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, 10am and 10:30am, 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 a Certified Copy of a Marriage License

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 7-10 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