Apply For A Bend Marriage License
How do I apply for a marriage license in Bend, Oregon?
You can apply for a marriage license by going to the Deschutes County Clerk’s office and submitting a marriage license application. You can find the Deschutes County Clerk’s office on the second floor of the Deschutes Services Building at 1300 NW Wall Street in Bend, Oregon. Office hours at the Deschutes County Clerk’s office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can expect your marriage license to be processed in about 20 minutes or in about 10 minutes if you have completed the online application form ahead of time. You can find this application form at Bend Marriage Application. You can also find general information about marriage licenses on the official Deschutes County website: Bend Marriage License.
How do I qualify to receive a marriage license in Bend, Oregon?
To qualify to receive a marriage license in Bend, you and your prospective spouse both need to be single, and at least 18 years old. You can apply for a marriage license if you are 17 years old only if you have parental consent. When you submit your marriage license application at the Deschutes County Clerk’s office you will be asked to show a valid form of photo I.D.
Can I receive a marriage license in Bend if I have been recently divorced?
Yes, but to receive a marriage license your divorce must have been declared final at least one day before your new marriage license is issued. On your marriage license application you will need to provide the date that your divorce was declared final.
Will I need to wait to use my marriage license in Bend, Oregon?
Yes, you will need to wait 3 days after your marriage license is issued before you can use your license. A marriage license issued by Deschutes County will be valid anywhere in the state of Oregon for a period of 60 days.
Will I need to have a blood test to apply for a marriage license in Bend, Oregon?
No, you will not need to have a blood test to apply for a marriage license in Bend, Oregon.
How much will I need to pay for a marriage license in Bend, Oregon?
You will need to pay the marriage license fee of $55.00 when you go to apply for your marriage license at the Deschutes County Clerk’s office. You may pay by cash, personal check, or debit card. There is a fee of $1.00 for all debit card transactions.
Who can I ask to solemnize my marriage in Bend, Oregon?
You can ask any judge, county clerk, justice of the peace, or ordained member of religious clergy to solemnize your marriage in Bend, Oregon. You can learn more about who is authorized to solemnize your marriage in Bend online at Bend Authorization for Wedding.
How do I order a marriage certificate in Bend, Oregon?
After your marriage ceremony, you can download a marriage certificate request form online or request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Deschutes County Clerk’s office. Each certified copy costs $7.75. You can learn more about ordering your marriage certificate online at Bend Wedding Certificate.
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