County Clerk & Elections

Yamhill County Clerk

Office available for *critical services only.
*critical = a person’s life, health or property is in immediate jeopardy

*Election-related visits limited to space available.
*Critical in-person Recording by appointment only.
*Critical marriage licenses by appointment only.
Passport processing postponed until further notice.

No person showing any sign of illness allowed.
See Press Release for more information (click here)

Oregon is a “Closed Primary” state.
In order to vote for a Presidential candidate (and most state offices)
in the May 19, 2020 Primary Election, you must be registered
in that candidate’s party by April 28, 2020.
sample Party ballots from 2016  -  sample Nonpartisan ballot from 2016


What is the Yamhill County Clerk
The county clerk is a nonpartisan elected official as provided in the Oregon Constitution and serves a term of four years.

Now you can start your Marriage License application from home or on the go.  Log onto our new web-based application Online Marriage App. to begin.

Complete the online application, then come into our office to confirm, sign, pay and you’re on your way…

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Veterans Recognition Program! Our new program recognizes retired veterans in Yamhill County.

If you are a Veteran, bring in your original DD-214 and this form to our office.

If you own a business, please sign up to become a recognized “Proud Participant” in the program. Complete this Business Application and submit it to our office as soon as you are able.  For more information, please call our office. 

The duties of the office include:

  • The official keeper of all public records for the county;
  • The recorder of land records and liens;
  • The clerk of the Board of Commissioners;
  • The clerk to the Board of Property Tax Appeals;
  • Issuer of marriage licenses;
  • Performs civil marriage ceremonies;
  • Issuer of county business licenses;
  • United States Passport acceptance officer;
  • Chief election officer of the county.


The county clerk does not provide any court services. For court-related services contact the Trial Court Clerk (503)434-7530.

The staff of the Yamhill County clerk's office is dedicated to providing quality customer service, in a professional and efficient manner.

© 2000 - 2020 Yamhill County. All rights reserved. Links to external sites do not constitute endorsements by Yamhill County.
By visiting this and other Yamhill County web pages, you expressly agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the site.