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500 NW Sixth Street, RM 170
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5240
Fax: (541) 474-5246
Email: 
Hours: 9:00-4:00, M-F ***Passport Applications & Marriage Licenses Accepted 9:00-3:45, M-F
Marriage Licenses

 

 

 

Basic Marriage License Information

LICENSE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BETWEEN

9:00-3:45

MONDAY - FRIDAY

 

WHO CAN BE ISSUED A MARRIAGE LICENSE?

Any couple who are at least 18 years old may be issued a marriage license.

You do not have to be an Oregon resident to obtain a marriage license.

Couples 17 years of age must obtain the written consent of their parent or guardian.  If either applicant has no parent or guardian living within the State of Oregon and has resided within Josephine County for six months, an affidavit stating these facts must be obtained from a third party.

 

HOW DO YOU OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE?

 

 

 

  METHOD A:    Instructions when both parties are present

 

1. Complete the worksheet:  Print and complete the worksheet in its entirety.
 

2. Submit the completed worksheet at least 3 days BEFORE THE WEDDING or no earlier than 60 days before the wedding (BOTH APPLICANTS MUST BE PRESENT).

3. Present government issued identification such as a Driver’s License, Military I.D. or Passport.

 

4. Provide payment of $60.00 for the marriage license plus an additional $4.00 per certified copy requested (cash, check, money order, credit/debit: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).

 

METHOD B:    Instructions when one of the parties is unable to appear
If using Method B, a triplicate marriage license application must be obtained from the County Clerk's Office prior to beginning the following procedures.
 

 

Instructions to Non-Appearing Applicant
 
1. The Non-appearing applicant must complete all sections of the Marriage License that apply to them.
 
2. The Non-appearing applicant must sign the license in the presence of a notary public.
 
 
Instructions to Appearing Applicant
 
1. The appearing applicant must complete all sections of the Marriage License that apply to them. DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION.
 
 2. The appearing applicant must return to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office  to complete and sign their portion of the license.  Please bring $60.00 for the marriage license and additional $4.00 per certified copy requested (cash, check, money order, credit/debit: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
 
 3. You must apply for your Marriage License at least three days and no sooner than 60 days prior to the ceremony.
 
Instructions to Notary Public
 
1. DO NOT take an acknowledgment of an application if they are younger than 18 years of age.
 
2. Please provide an acknowledgement of the applicant.
 
3. Attach the completed acknowledgment to the license and give it back to the applicant.  DO NOT place the notary
 acknowledgement, notary stamp, or notary seal on the original marriage application. 
 
 
 
For further information, please call the Josephine County Clerk’s Office at (541) 474-5240.
 

 

 

 

       PLEASE NOTE:

State law mandates a three day waiting period from the date you purchase your marriage license.  This means that if you were to purchase your license on a Wednesday, you could not actually get married until Saturday, (three days later).

 

Once your license becomes valid, it will remain valid for 60 days.

Proof of age:  Photo ID is required.

License Fee:  $60.  May be paid with cash, check or money order.  (VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted with small usage fee.)

AFTER YOU HAVE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE:

Your marriage can be officiated by:

  • A judicial officer of this state
  • A justice of the peace
  • Religious Congregation or Organization

 

 Two persons 18 years of age or older are required to witness the solemnization of the marriage.

 

Your license expires sixty days from its effective date.  You cannot extend this time and there are no refunds given.

 

The properly completed original license must be returned to the Clerk’s Office within 5 days of the marriage ceremony by the person solemnizing the marriage.

 

Your license becomes a record of marriage once it has been returned and signed by the local official.  Nothing will be mailed to you after the return of your license.  If you would like to purchase a copy of your license you may contact the County Clerk’s Office.

 

 

 

The information provided on this web-site is basic information only.  Please feel free to call or e-mail our office with any questions you might have or for more information.

 

 

 

Phone:             541-474-5240

Fax:                 541-474-5246

E-mail:             clerk@co.josephine.or.us

 



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