Registration of Ordination or Ministerial Certificate/License

There is no requirement for an officiant to register their ordination or ministerial certificate/license prior to performing a ceremony. The officiant must meet the requirements under ORS 106.120.  It is the responsibility of the officiant to properly complete the Marriage License form. Please refer to the Instructions to Officiants document for more information.


Deschutes County interprets ORS 106.150 “in the presence of” to mean the couple, officiant, and two witnesses must be physically present in the same room, without the use of any electronic means such as Skype or telephone, throughout the ceremony.