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How to Find Marriage Records in Oregon

Marriage Records in Oregon

Marriage records contain basic information about the married couple. This information includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of the marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the parents of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with the following documents: a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper or online.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location, such as an entire state. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In Oregon, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the County Clerk at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. For lookup fees and the cost of certified copies, contact one of the following numbers: 503-731-4108 or 530-731-4095.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the County Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Oregon is provided below in alphabetical order.

Baker County
Baker County Clerk
Suite 150
1995 3rd St.
Baker, OR 97814
Telephone: (541) 523-8207

Benton County
Benton County Clerk
120 N.W. 4th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Telephone: (541) 757-6831

Clackamas County
Clackamas County Clerk
906 Main St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Telephone: (503) 655-8447

Clatsop County
Clatsop County Clerk
749 Commercial
Astoria, OR 97103
Telephone: (503) 325-1000

Columbia County
Columbia County Clerk
Strand Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
Telephone: (503) 397-3796

Coos County
Coos County Clerk
250 North Baxter Street
Coquille, OR 97423-1899
Telephone: (541) 396-3121

Crook County
Crook County Clerk
300 East Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754-1949
Telephone: (541) 447-6555

Curry County
Curry County Clerk
P.O. Box 746
Gold Beach, OR 97444-0746
Telephone: (541) 247-7011

Deschutes County
Deschutes County Birth Registration
2577 NE Courtney Drive
Bend, OR 97701
Telephone: (541) 322-7400

Douglas County
Douglas County Clerk
1036 SE Douglas
Roseburg, OR 97470-3317
Telephone: (541) 672-3311

Gilliam County
Gilliam County Clerk
221 South Oregon Street
Condon, OR 97823
Telephone: (541) 384-2311

Grant County
Grant County Clerk
200 South Canyon Boulevard
Canyon City, OR 97820
Telephone: (541) 575-0059

Harney County
Harney County Clerk
450 N. Buena Vista St.
Burns, OR 97720
Telephone: (541) 573-6641

Hood River County
Hood River County Clerk
309 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031
Telephone: (541) 386-1442

Jackson County
Jackson County Clerk
10 S. Oakdale, Room 216A
Medford, OR 97501-2952
Telephone: (541) 776-7258

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Health Department
66 SE D Street
Madras, OR 97741-1707
Telephone: (541) 475-4456

Josephine County
Josephine County Clerk
NW Sixth and C
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Telephone: (541) 474-5221

Klamath County
Klamath County Clerk
316 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-6347
Telephone: (541) 883-5134

Lake County
Lake County Clerk
513 Center St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Telephone: (541) 947-6006

Lane County
Lane County Clerk
125 E. 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-2922
Telephone: (541) 687-4203

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
225 West Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365-3811
Telephone: (541) 265-4131

Linn County
Linn County Clerk
P.O. Box 100
Albany, OR 97321-0031
Telephone: (541) 967-3831

Malheur County
Malheur County Clerk
251 "B" St. West, # 4
Vale, OR 97918-0130
Telephone: (541) 473-5151

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
100 High St. NE, Room 1331
Salem, OR 97301-3670
Telephone: (503) 588-5225

Morrow County
Morrow County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Heppner, OR 97836-0338
Telephone: (541) 676-9061

Multnomah County
Multnomah County Clerk
P.O. Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208
Telephone: (503) 248-3745

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR 97338-3116
Telephone: (503) 623-9217

Sherman County
Sherman County Clerk
P.O. Box 365
Moro, OR 97039-0365
Telephone: (503) 565-3606

Tillamook County
Tillamook County Clerk
201 Laurel Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141-2394
Telephone: (503) 842-3402

Umatilla County
Umatilla County Clerk
216 S.E. 4th St.
Pendleton, OR 97801-2500
Telephone: (541) 276-7111

Union County
Union County Clerk
1100 L Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850-2121
Telephone: (541) 963-1001

Wallowa County
Wallowa County Clerk
101 S. River St.
Enterprise, OR 97828-0170
Telephone: (541) 426-3586

Wasco County
Wasco County Clerk
5th and Washington
The Dalles, OR 97058
Telephone: (541) 296-6159

Washington County
Washington County Vital Records Health & Human Services Department
155 North First Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3002
Telephone: (503) 640-3538

Wheeler County
Wheeler County Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Fossil, OR 97830-0327
Telephone: (541) 763-2400

Yamhill County
Yamhill County Clerk
5th and Evans
McMinnville, OR 97128
Telephone: (503) 472-9371  

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