Marriage Licenses

Customer Advisory: COVID-19 Two-Week Pause and Freeze

Effective November 17, 2020, our offices will have limited access due to Governor Brown’s recent Two-Week Pause and statewide Two-Week Freeze. The public is encouraged to use the alternate options of phone, email, US Postal Service, or online.

Obtaining Marriage License In Person

Both parties must appear to complete the marriage license process. Please call (503) 846-8752 to discuss your service needs.

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

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

Obtaining a Marriage Licenses 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. Please fill out the application and return it to the Recording Office at the address below, allowing adequate time to process the application before the ceremony. We will send your license to you on approval, normally within three (3) days of receipt. 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 a new license must be purchased.
 
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.
 
Please send all requests to:
 
Washington County Recording Office
155 N First Avenue, Suite 130 MS9
Hillsboro, OR  97124

To appear in person:
Washington County Recording Office
155 N First Avenue, Suite 130
Hillsboro, OR  97124
 
 

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