Marriage Licenses

COVID UPDATE

The public is encouraged to use the alternate options of phone, email, US Postal Service, or online.

 

Obtaining a Marriage License In Person

Both parties must appear in person to complete the marriage license application, pay the fee, and sign the form. The application can be filled out at a computer kiosk in our lobby or you can fill it out online before you come in.

To fill out the application online click this link: https://webhelext.co.washington.or.us/Marriage. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. After you have completed the application, both parties must come to the Recording office to pay the fee and complete the process. Be sure to bring a copy of the confirmation page with the submission ID.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 155 N. First Ave., Ste. 130, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Obtaining a Marriage License by Mail

To obtain a marriage license application by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below or call the Recording office at 503-846-8752.

An application will be mailed to you. Fill out and sign the application and return it with your payment to the Recording office at the address below. Please be sure to allow at least three weeks before the ceremony to process the application. On approval we will send your license to you, normally within three (3) days of receipt.

Fee

The fee is $60.00. We accept cash, checks, money order, debit & most credit cards. Debit & credit cards will be processed with an additional convenience charge of 2.45% (minimum $1.50).

After You Receive Your Marriage License

The issued license becomes effective in three (3) days. You have 60 days to have a ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon, and this deadline cannot be extended. Your officiant will need to sign the license and return it to the county within five (5) working days. Marriage license fees are not refundable. If you do not use the license in the time frame allowed, you will lose your fees and must purchase a new license.

Who May Perform A Marriage?

  • Judges (see the following link for information about judges who perform marriages:  https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/washington/go/Pages/Marriage.aspx
  • County Clerks or their Deputies within the appointing county (Note:  Washington County clerks and deputies do NOT perform marriages)
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Persons appointed to perform the ceremony by a congregation (i.e., ministers, pastors, priests, rabbis) or secular organizations (effective January 1, 2018)

How to Obtain A Certified Copy Of Your Marriage License

If you did not pre-order a certified copy of your marriage license when the license was issued, you must request a certified copy in writing. Please include both parties' names, the date of the marriage, and a contact number. Mail the request to the address below. Certified copies are $7.75 each.

Contact Us

  • Phone: (503) 846-8752
  • Fax: (503) 846-3909
  • Email: at@co.washington.or.us

Please mail all requests to:

Washington County Recording Office
155 N. First Ave., Ste. 130 MS 9
Hillsboro, OR  97124

To appear in person:

Washington County Recording Office
155 N. First Ave., Ste. 130
Hillsboro, OR  97124

Español: Para más información, llame al (503) 846-8752