A marriage license costs $60.00.
Debit and credit card payments are subject to a service fee.
You need to secure your license at least 3 days prior to your ceremony (there is a 3 day waiting period). Once the license is purchased, you have 60 days to have the ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. Here is a link to Judges available for marriage ceremonies.
To obtain a license, both parties must appear to complete, sign and purchase the license. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a license without the consent of a parent or guardian. Persons 17 years of age may obtain a marriage license by either presenting a notarized consent form from their parents or guardian or by bringing your parents or guardians with you when you apply for your license. No one under 17 years of age is allowed to be married in Oregon - there are no exceptions.
The 3 day waiting period can be waived. The forms requesting such a waiver are available in the Clerk's Office.
No blood tests or physicals are required.
If either party is changing their last name to that of their spouse, a certified copy of the marriage license is needed to take to the DMV, banks, and Social Security office. Certified copies are $4.00 each. You can purchase a certified copy at the time you purchase your marriage license or you can request a certified copy at a later date. Link to form requesting Certified Marriage License is below.
Please fill out the marriage worksheet (links below) and bring it with you. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We ask that you arrive by 4:30 p.m.
Should you have any questions, please call the Clerk's Office at: 503.588.5225.
Instructions for Officiant Performing Wedding Ceremony
Marriage Worksheet - English
Marriage Worksheet - Spanish
Judges Available for Marriage Ceremonies
Request for Certified Copy of Marriage License
FAQs: Same-Sex Marriages
Marion County Clerk
555 Court Street NE
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday