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Marriage Licenses

MARRIAGE LICENSE
Appointments are required.
License must be filled out on-line before scheduling an appointment.


   
Your Marriage License Online
Appointments are required.
Fill out the online Marriage License before scheduling an appointment.  Log onto our new web-based application to begin. 
Online Marriage Application

First complete the online application then make an appointment to come into our office to confirm, sign, pay and you’re on your way…

If you need an interpreter/translator for written and/or oral communication, please bring one with you. We do not have anyone in this office who speaks Spanish.
 
 
¡INFORMACION IMPORTANTE!: Tendra que comunicarse y llenar formas en Ingles. Si usted necesita un intérprete pro favor traiga a alguen con usted que pueda interpretarle. No tenemos personal bilingüe.

Marriage and Domestic Partnership Licenses
You may obtain a license from the Yamhill County Clerk at 414 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are required so please call us at 503-434-7518 to schedule your appointment today. The license fee is $50.00 cash, cashier’s check or money order. We are unable to accept personal checks, debit, or credit cards.
The online application is required to be filled out prior to making an appointment. Please visit our website at co.yamhill.or.us to complete the Online Marriage Application. If you do not have access to the internet, please call our office for instructions. You will also need to schedule an appointment to come into our office in person to sign the license, show valid identification, provide your social security information, and pay the license fee. Licenses must be purchased before a ceremony is performed.
If you need a license for a domestic partnership click here.
License Conditions
There is a three-day waiting period from the date of issuance until the license can be used. If you need to have the 3-day waiting period waived, you must request the waiver before the license is issued. The cost for waiving the waiting period is $20.00 cash, cashier's check or money order. The license is valid for 60 days and can be used in any county in Oregon. No extensions of time or refunds of money can be made once the license is issued.
Who May Perform A Ceremony?
  1. Judges, Justices of Peace, or County Clerks
  2. Persons appointed to perform the ceremony by a religious organization (i.e., ministers, pastors, priests, rabbis etc.).
  3. Celebrant or officiant of a secular organization who is authorized by that organization to solemnize marriages.
An appointment for a civil ceremony performed by a judge or the County Clerk should be made with the respective office staff. An in-office ceremony performed by the County Clerk during office hours is $117.00 cash, cashier's check or money order. We are unable to accept personal checks, debit, or credit cards.
Issuance After a Divorce or Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
The final divorce or dissolution of Domestic Partnership date is required on the license application. A license cannot become valid until the day after the divorce or dissolution is final, and a three-day waiting period is still required from the date of issuance until the license can be used.
Request a Certified Copy of Your Marriage License
To save yourself some time, you can complete our Request for Certified Copy form and send it to us with payment and we’ll send them to you at the address you list.
What to Bring to the Marriage License Appointment
You will need to schedule an appointment for both parties to come into our office in person to sign, show valid identification, provide social security information and pay the fee. The online application helps you get most of the paperwork done prior to the appointment saving you a considerable amount of time If you are not able to complete the online application form before your appointment please call our office at 503-434-7518 for assistance. If you need an interpreter/translator for written and/or oral communication, please bring one with you. We currently do not have anyone in this office who speaks Spanish.
 
NOTE:  Yamhill County interprets ORS 106.150 “in the presence of” to mean that both parties, the officiant, and 2 witnesses must be physically in the same room/space throughout the entire ceremony.

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