You can search for Oregon marriage records information in the state of Oregon through state agencies or online through public records databases. According to the Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics, a person has the right to examine records for their marriage, or for the marriage of any immediate family member. Only relatives of the bride and groom, their legal representatives or government agencies are eligible to get a certified marriage records in the state of Oregon.
What Information is in an Oregon Marriage Record?
Information on a particular marriage in Oregon is available on the marriage certificate, but more information can be found on the marriage license application and in the marriage register.Whether you choose to go to state agencies or search online for records, you’ll need to follow certain steps in the process. We’ll go over the steps now.
Searching for Oregon Marriage Records from State and County Agencies
You have the option of obtaining the records from the office of the county clerk in the county where the marriage is recorded, or you can get the records from the Oregon Department of Public Health state office.
The advantage of using the county office is fast turnaround time and less expense to receive the records. The disadvantage is that county websites can be difficult to use, and the county office may be distant from your location.
Ordering from the State Department of Public Health is advantageous in that you can search the entire state for marriage records, which is helpful if you don’t know the county of the marriage ceremony.
How to Get a Copy of Oregon County Marriage Records
Go to the Oregon Association of County Clerks’ County List to access county websites where you can obtain your marriage records. Individual counties require differing fees, and most require a personal visit to their offices to fill out the paperwork, making this option more involved than searching online for public marriage records.
How to Get a Copy of State Oregon Marriage Records
You can order in person at the State Vital Records Office on 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205 in Portland, Oregon. You can only order there if you are the bride or groom, or an immediate family member of the bride or groom on the record. You can order records at their self-service kiosks, with a screening fee for kiosk usage. The price for one record is fairly nominal. Records are ready within 1 hour.
Oregon Marriage Records Online
The third option for obtaining state records is ordering online through VitalChek.com, or by telephone through VitalChek at 1-888-896-4988. The state of Oregon recommends this service.
Searching for Oregon Marriage Records in Third Party Online Databases
Another option is to search for marriage information through other online sources. There are many third party sources for marriage records. It would be wise to use the most reputable services, as you’ll be sure to avoid any of the problems associated with going through less well-reputed sites.
While these sites can provide cursory information, in the state of Oregon, official marriage record copies are only available through the county and state offices listed above.
If you are looking for basic information, such as the names of the bride or groom, the marriage date, the county in which the marriage took place and the record number, 3rd party websites can provide that info without having to access state or county offices.
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Ken, that will be exceedingly difficult to find a person based solely on their middle name, the search results will have very low confidence if it’s a common name. We are happy to run an Oregon marriage record search for you if you can provide us with as much information as possible
I’m looking for a friend that I only have her maiden name – she was married in Oregon – can you tell me how I can find her maiden name or a reputable site who could help me find this information
In order to obtain a certified copy of your Oregon marriage certificate, you will want to reach out to the Oregon Health AuthorityOregon Health AuthorityOregon Health Authority department. They are the managing state department in Oregon where you can obtain a copy of vital records, including Oregon marriage records, birth and death records. You can visit them in person, order online or call them to have a copy sent to you via mail. Their phone number is 1-877-877-9392 for your convenience.
To obtain a CA Department of Motor Vehicles ID, I need a certified copy of my marriage license. My husband is deceased. We were married in the Congregational Church in Salem on May 27, 1949. My name was Barbara Louise Robinson, my husband was Stanley Dee Ryals. My birth date is 10-25-1929. Mr, Ryals was November 23, 1925. I have gone by Barbara R Ryals for many years.
Thank you for your help.
Last Updated: 2017-08-22