Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications can be obtained in person at the address below.

Hours for obtaining marriage licenses are:  Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees: The fee is $60.00 payable when license is issued.  We do accept cash and personal checks. 

We do not accept debit or charge cards.

Please allow approximately 30 minutes to obtain a license.

Licenses by Mail

To obtain a marriage license by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below.

An application will be mailed to you with instructions on how to fill it out.  On approval of your application, which is normally within 3 days of receipt, we will send your license to you.  The application is not valid until issued by the clerk's office.

Who May Perform A Marriage?

How to Obtain A Certified Copy Of Your Marriage License

A certified copy of your marriage license is used to show proof of marriage, or effect a name change with agencies such as Social Security or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

To obtain a certified copy, you may either visit the County Recording Office or request a certified copy by mail.

The fee is $7.75 per certified copy.

When requesting a copy by mail, please include the following information:  parties' names prior to marriage, and the date you were married. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and the appropriate fee in the form of a check or money order.  Mail your request to the address below. 

To allow time for the marriage officiant to return the license to the County, please allow approximately two (2) weeks following the wedding before you request a certified copy.

Please send all requests to:

Washington County Recording Office
Public Services Building MS #9
155 N First Ave, Rm 130
Hillsboro, OR  97124

For further information:

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