Oregon Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Oregon. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Oregon.
Who can officiate weddings in Oregon?
A marriage solemnized before any person professing to be a judicial officer of this state, a county clerk or a clergyperson of a religious congregation or organization therein is not void, nor shall the validity thereof be in any way affected, on account of any want of power or authority in such person, if such person was acting at the time in the office or the capacity of a person authorized to solemnize marriage and if such marriage is consummated with the belief on the part of the persons so married, or either of them, that they have been lawfully joined in marriage.
Oregon Revised Statutes § 106.130
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Oregon?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Oregon.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Oregon Government?
The Oregon Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Oregon to officiate a wedding.4.
What Oregon office handles officiant registration?
The Oregon Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Oregon?
All Wedding Officiants in Oregon must be at least 18 years old.