Benton County, OR
Online Marriage Application

Welcome to the Benton County Online Marriage Application System

Congratulations on your decision to get married! Completing the process for your marriage license can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Complete this online application (make sure to fill out all fields) and click the Finish button when done.
  2. Schedule an appointment to come into the Benton County Clerk's Office to show proof of identity, and pay for and receive your Marriage License.
  3. After the marriage ceremony has been performed, return the license to our office so it can be recorded.

$52.00 license fee is non-refundable.

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit/Debit Card
    (Please note, there is an additional convenience fee for card processing)


You must meet these requirements in order to be considered eligible to apply for a marriage license. Blood tests and medical exams are not required.

  • Legal age for marriage in the State of Oregon for both applicants is 18 years-of-age.
  • A seventeen-year-old can be married if the parent or guardian gives consent. The parent or guardian must complete a Parental Consent for Marriage of a Minor form at the time the applicants apply for their marriage license.
  • Anyone not yet 17 years of age cannot be legally married in the State of Oregon.

Applicants cannot be first cousins or nearer kin.

A license can be issued one day after the final date of a divorce. If you were previously married, you’ll need the exact date of your divorce to complete the application.

License Conditions

Licenses may be obtained in any county in Oregon, and can only be used in the State of Oregon. No extensions of time or refunds of money are made once the license is issued. If an issued license is lost or destroyed, it can be replaced at the County Clerk’s office.

Waiting Period
There is a three-day waiting period from the day the license is purchased until it can be used.

If you wish to use the marriage license immediately, waiver request forms are available in the Benton County Clerk's office. A fee of $25.00 will apply.

Once the license is effective, it is valid for a 60-day period. The marriage ceremony must take place within that 60 day period, or a new license must be obtained.

Certified Copy

Once the marriage has taken place, and the completed marriage license is returned to the County Clerk, an official certified copy of the license can be obtained from the County Clerk for $7.75. Certified copies can be pre-purchased at the time of application at a reduced fee of $4.00 per certified copy.

Legal Copies
The certified document is considered the legal copy, and can be used by the applicants to change their name on items like a driver's license or social security card.

A decorative marriage certificate will be provided. This is not a legal document and may not be used as proof of marriage. If more certified copies are required, they can be purchased at the County Clerk's office.

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