How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Oregon?
Long after you are divorced there are still times when you need a copy of your divorce certificate to verify your name change, marital status, and identity. You can obtain one through the following process if your divorce was granted in Oregon.
The Oregon Health Authority manages requests for copies of divorce records. They offer a downloadable form here, which you can use to mail in and obtain a copy.
You will need the following information in order to fill out the form and submit it for processing:
- Your full name, address, phone number, and email address.
- A valid, photocopy of your ID.
- Your signature.
- Wife’s full name (with maiden name).
- Husband’s full name.
- Date of the divorce.
- Your relationship with either party.
- Reason for the copy.
- County where the divorce took place.
Once you have completed the application, dated and signed it and included a payment, you can mail it to:
OREGON VITAL RECORDS
PO BOX 14050
PORTLAND OR 97293-0050
Only you, your ex-spouse and direct family members may have access to your divorce record.
Another option is to fill out the form and bring it to the office in-person, and you can have your copy within 30 minutes. The address of the office is 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205, Portland, OR 97232-2187 and the hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There is a $25 non-refundable fee, which you must pay at the time of applying. If you require additional copies, each one will be another $20. You can make your check or money order out to OHA/Vital Records. If you visit the office in person, your fee will be $28.25 for one copy of the record.
You can also use a third-party website like VitalChek to search for and obtain your divorce certificate. They take credit cards and offer expedited services. They may charge additional processing fees to use their service, but you may have better luck getting your copies quicker.