Multnomah County, OR
Online Marriage Application

Welcome to the Multnomah County Online Marriage Application System

Congratulations on your decision to get married! Completing the process for your marriage license can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Complete this online application (make sure to fill out all fields) and click the Finish button when done.
  2. Come into the Multnomah County Clerk’s Office with your fiancé or partner show your proof of identity and pay for the license.
  3. After the marriage ceremony is done, your officiant must return the license to our office so it can be recorded.

$60.00 license fee is non-refundable.

  • Cash
  • Certified Funds (money order or cashier's check)
  • Credit/Debit Cards
    (Please note, there is an additional fee for card processing)

Requirements/Eligibility

You must meet these requirements in order to be considered eligible to apply for a marriage license. Blood tests and medical exams are not required.

  • Legal age for marriage in the State of Oregon for both applicants is 18 years-of-age.
  • A seventeen-year-old can be married if the parent or guardian gives consent. The parent or guardian must complete a Parental Consent for Marriage of a Minor form at the time the applicants apply for their marriage license.
  • Anyone not yet 17 years of age cannot be legally married in the State of Oregon.

Applicants cannot be first cousins or nearer kin.

A license can be issued one day after the final date of a divorce. For any license issued within one month of a final divorce, the exact date of divorce must be provided.

License Conditions

Licenses may be obtained in any county in Oregon, must be returned to the County from which they were issued, and can only be used in the State of Oregon. No extensions of time or refunds of money are made once the license is issued.

Waiting Period
There is a three-day waiting period from the day the license is purchased until it can be used.

Waiver
If you wish to use the marriage license immediately, waiver request forms are available in the Multnomah County Clerk's office. A fee of $5.00 will apply.

Expiration
Once the license is effective, it is valid for a 60-day period.


Certified Copy

Once the marriage has taken place, and the completed marriage license is returned to the County Clerk, an official certified copy of the license can be obtained from the County Clerk for $7.75 for the first copy, $4.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time..

Legal Copies
The certified document is considered the legal proof of marriage, and if an applicant selected a new name to be taken upon marriage, it can be used by the applicant to change their name with the DMV and Social Security Administration, etc.

If an issued license or decorative certificate is lost or destroyed, it can be replaced at the County Clerk’s Office for a fee.


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