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Marriage License Information

Deschutes County Clerks Office

1300 NW Wall Street,  Suite 202

Bend, OR 97703


Monday through Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm

To be married in Oregon​ you must obtain a marriage license from the county you will be married in.

Oregon State Marriage Licenses are issued from the Deschutes County Auditors Office.

There is a mandatory three day waiting period after you apply for your marriage license.

The $ 55 license fee is a nonrefundable fee due at the time of application. They accept

Checks, Credit Cards and Debit.

 Both parties provide identification issued by a state or federal agency showing both photo and date of birth.

Both applicants must be present to apply.

Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older and must have a current photo ID as proof of age.

Applicants who are 17 years of age must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian who can provide consent.

Applicants under the age of 17 must receive permission from the Family Court.

 Applicants do not have to be residents of the State of Oregon to obtain a marriage license.

The license is only valid for weddings that are performed within the state of Oregon.

Proof of divorce from a previous spouse, or death of a spouse, is not required to obtain a marriage license.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the final decree.

Blood tests and physical exams are not required to obtain a marriage license.

 Same sex marriages are legally recognized in the State of Oregon.

A three (3) day waiting period begins the first day AFTER you apply for your license and ends the third (3) day following the day of application. In example: If you obtain your license on Monday, the first day you can legally be wed is the following Friday.

The license is valid for sixty (60) days beginning on the 3rd day after your application.

Witnesses are not necessary to apply for a license, but state laws requires that at least two witnesses be present at the ceremony

who are over the age of 18.

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