To obtain a marriage license, each applicant must be at least 18 years old (or 17 years old with parent or legal guardian's consent).
There is a three-day waiting period before a license may be used. The waiting period can be waived under certain circumstances. The license is valid for 60 days after the effective date. The license is valid only in Oregon.
No blood tests are required. No witnesses are required to receive the license. Two witnesses are necessary at the wedding ceremony.
How to Apply:
Applications are available at the Clatsop County Clerk’s Office. All required information must be typed or printed legibly or the application will be returned. Both the bride and groom must sign where indicated. Do not complete the "official use only" section.
Bring the completed application to the Clatsop County Clerk’s Office at 820 Exchange Street, 2nd floor, Astoria, or mail it to Clatsop County Clerk, 820 Exchange St., Suite 220, Astoria, OR 97103.
You may request an application by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling us at (503) 325-8511. This application must be mailed to you. Please include your mailing address with your e-mail request. You may also request an application by mail by printing and completing this form and mailing it to the Clatsop County Clerk's Office, 820 Exchange St., Suite 220, Astoria, OR 97103.
When to Apply:
Cost of a License:
Apply at least three days, but not more than 60 days, prior to the ceremony date. Upon receipt of the license in the office of the County Clerk, a three-day waiting period will begin with the license being valid for 60 days thereafter. The waiting period can be waived under certain circumstances. Contact the Clerk's Office for additional information.
A $50 license fee is due when the license is submitted to the Clerk's Office. If mail service is requested, send the $50 fee plus $3 for postage. Make your check payable to: Clatsop County Clerk.
Certified Copy of Marriage License:
As part of your marriage license packet, you will receive an embossed marriage certificate for the bride and groom. This is a memento certificate and is not a legal marriage record.
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration require a certified copy of your marriage record to make a name change. You may purchase a certified copy of your marriage record through the mail for $7.75 (plus $3 postage and handling). When requesting the license, please indicate the date of the wedding, the name of the bride and groom and the address where the license should be mailed. Please make the request two weeks after the date of the wedding to make sure the document has been recorded.
Ceremony Officiated by the County Clerk:
The County Clerk can perform marriage ceremonies in the Clerk's Office. The fee for this is $100. For information or to schedule an appointment to have a marriage ceremony officiated by the County Clerk, contact our office at (503) 325-8511.
A partial list of Wedding Officiants in Clatsop County is provided for your convenience:
Stephanie Ansley, (503) 436-0220 or (866) 871-0220
Rev. Timothy Barnhart, (503) 440-0023 or (503) 440-3693
Rev. Barbara Beach, (503) 717-4302
Judge Paula Brownhill, (503) 325-8555
Thomas L. Chatterton, (503) 738-3183
Palmer J. Crandell, (503) 861-1712
Patricia Durkin, (503) 436-1979
Rev. Abe Guretzki (Ebenhart), (503) 436-0317
Rev. Maureen Haley, (503) 888-9876
Norma Hernandez, (503) 325-4547
Rev. Christina Irvine, (503) 368-3939
Joseph LaPoint, (503) 791-4111
Rev. Sue Lenahan, (503) 330-7574
Judge Cindee Matyas, (503) 325-8555, (503) 440-2104 (cell)
Judge Bob Moberg, (503) 738-6388
Pastor Philip Morrill, (503) 325-1200 or (503) 791-7876 (cell)
Judge Phil Nelson, (503) 325-8536
Minister Trudie Phillips, (503) 738-9919
Rev. Ann Robben-Dott, (503) 338-2946
Rev. Susan Romersa, (503) 717-1344
Judge Dale Shafer, (503) 436-2898 or (503) 436-1027 (work)
Rev. Elaine Taffe, (503) 728-3482
Rev. Kevin Violette, (503) 325-2317
Rev. Glenn Williamson, (402) 606-9107
Joan Levine & Alan Winter, (503) 287-8737