State Oregon Getting Married Inback to States

Who:

Oregon recognizes both straight and same-sex unions.

Current Legislation:

As of May 19th, 2014, both straight and same-sex unions are recognized in the state.

Oregon Vendors:

FAQs:

Do I have to reside in Oregon to get married there?

You do not have to be a resident of Oregon to get married there.

How can I apply for a marriage license?

Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license at a county clerk office. Some county clerk’s offices allow the application form to be filled out online; however, the couple will have to visit the clerk’s office to complete the process.

What are the fees?

The cost for a marriage license varies between counties but averages around $55. The registration fee for a domestic partnership is $60.

Is there a waiting period?

There is a three-day waiting period for the marriage license will expire 60 days after it is issued. For a domestic partnership there is no waiting period and is effective immediately.

What documentation do I need?

A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID, is required from both parties. Previously married applicants must wait at least one day after divorce is finalized to remarry and some counties may request a certified copy of the divorce decree.

Is a blood test required?

No.

Who can marry us and are witnesses required?

Marriage ceremonies may be officiated by a member of the clergy or religious official, a U.S. magistrate judge, an Oregon judicial officer or county clerk. Two witnesses are required. The officiant must complete and sign the marriage license and return it to the county clerk within 10 days.

How can I change my name?

With a marriage license: Obtain several certified copies from the county clerk’s office where your license was filed, as you will need these throughout the name changing process. Fill out an application for a new Social Security card (which can be found here) and go to your local Social Security Administration office (be sure to get there before it opens) with a certified copy of your marriage license, photo proof of identity such as a driver’s license and original proof of citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate. Be sure to change it with the DMV, your employer, your bank, etc.

For in-state: Obtain several certified copies from the county clerk’s office where your license was filed, as you will need these throughout the name changing process. Be sure to change it with the DMV, your employer, your bank, etc. For federal: Most federal agencies do not accept domestic partnership certificates as proof of legal name change. In order to change your name on a federal level, you must go through the court system. Fill out and file a Petition for Name Change with the court in your county of residence with a filing fee of $105. Obtain a case number from the cashier and then complete a Notice of Name Change Hearing for an Adult and post on the Name Change Bulletin Board in the courthouse. It must remain posted for 14 days prior to the hearing. On the day of the hearing, remove your notice and complete the Affidavit of Posting Notice of Name Change Hearing form and sign in front of the clerk. Complete the General Judgment of Name Change form. Take all forms with you into the courtroom where the judge will sign it. After the hearing, you must complete a Notice of General Judgment form and post on the Name Change Bulletin Board and then fill out and file an Affidavit of Posting Notice of General Judgment. A certified copy of your name change will be mailed to you within two days of you hearing, which you will then use to change your name for a federal government-issued ID, such as your Social Security card.

Will my same-sex marriage be legal in other states?

Unfortunately, same-sex marriages are only recognized in the 35 states that they can legally be performed in— Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Hawaii, Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Maine, Mass., Md., Minn., Mont., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.M., N.Y., N.C., Okla., Ore., Penn., R.I., S.C., Utah, Va., Vt., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo., as well as Washington, D.C.

**Disclaimer: Requirements and protocols are subject change. Please regard the above information as a guide only, not professional legal advice. It is important to confirm the information with your specific county and state of residence before the wedding.