County Clerk and Recorder’s Office
Monday through Thursday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Union County issues marriage licenses at the Clerk’s Office:
1001 Fourth Street
La Grande, OR 97850
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; applicants 17 years of age may obtain a marriage license with a signed consent form from either parent or a guardian. To obtain a marriage license, an official marriage license application must be completed and signed by the bride and groom. Applications are completed in the clerk’s Office and both the bride and groom must be present.
The fee for the license is $50.00, payable by cash, money order or check.
After the license is issued, there is a three- day waiting period before the license may be used.
You may request a waiver of the waiting period.
Once the license becomes effective, the couple has 60 days to have the ceremony performed anywhere in Oregon. This period is not extendable; if the 60 day limit is exceeded, a new license must be purchased. No blood tests or physicals are required.
After the ceremony and the officiant has completed and returned the license to the Clerk’s Office, the Clerk will issue a certified copy of the license. The cost for the certified copy is $4.00 and it may be used for DMV, Social Security and other agencies requiring proof of name change.
Union County Clerk
Robin Church, County Clerk
1001 Fourth Street, Suite D, La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-1006 Fax: 541-963-1013 TTY: 1-800-735-1232