Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses                      Hours:
125 E 8th Ave                              9:00am - Noon
Eugene OR 97401                       1:00pm - 4:00pm
541-682-3653                              Monday - Friday

Online Marriage License Application   The following information is required on the marriage license for each party to the marriage:

  • 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 ending date of the last marriage.  We strongly recommend that you bring your birth certificates to our office when applying for your marriage license; various state and federal agencies require that the information on your marriage license exactly match the corresponding information on your birth certificate.    Both parties must appear together in our office to sign the marriage license and pay the required fees, before your marriage ceremony, regardless of whether you completed the marriage license application online or in our office.

Marriage licenses are also available from the Lane County Justice Court located in Florence, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. When applying in Florence, applicants must fill out the paper form available from the court office, not the online form.

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

There is a three-day waiting period before you may marry, which period begins after you visit our office to pay the required fees, complete your application, and receive your marriage license. The waiting period can 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

Per SB 406, 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, 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.

Officiants 

There is no requirement for ordained officiants to 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 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 9:30 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 $105 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 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 a certified copy, 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 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.