Wedding License Information
Douglas County, OR
Marriage license applications can be obtained at either:
The fee for the license is $50.00, payable in cash, certified check or money order. No Personal checks are accepted. (Reedsport Annex accepts money orders only.)
A marriage license is not valid until 3 days after the issue date. The Marriage license becomes effective on the 4th day from the date of purchase (this is called the effective date). The effective date will be on the marriage license. The license is valid for 60 days after the effective date. (A waiver of the 3 day waiting period may be obtained at the time of application. The fee for the waiver is $10.00 in addition to the $50.00 marriage license fee.)
All 17 year olds applying for a marriage license must provide the following items to obtain a marriage license:
The license can be used (ceremony performed) anywhere in the State of Oregon.
Two persons 18 or older are required to witness the solemnization of the marriage.
Your marriage can be solemnized by:
A list of persons authorized to perform a civil ceremony is available by clicking here.
The properly completed Marriage License must be returned to the Douglas County Clerks Office within 10 days of your marriage (usually by the officiant)
There will be no record of your marriage until the completed license has been recorded in the Marriage License Department at the Douglas County Clerk's Office.
Things you need to know when applying for a marriage license
1. Mother´s & Fathers name (First, Middle & Last)
2. Mother´s Maiden name
3. States of parents birth. (if outside of the United States, just the country) (If this information is unknown we can put in unknown, but if you can please obtain this information)
4. If this is a 2nd marriage or more, then the date the last Marriage ended.
After the marriage has taken place the completed marriage license must be returned to the County Clerk. An official "certified" copy will be needed by the Bride to change her name on her Driver's License, Social Security card etc. A certified copy may be obtained in person in the County Clerk's office, Courthouse, Room 221 for $7.75 cash, check or money order. A written request for a certified copy may be sent to the County Clerk, PO Box 10, Roseburg, OR 97470 along with $7.75 (check or money order) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.