Columbia County Courthouse

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051 • Phone: (503) 397-7210 • Toll Free: (888) 397-7210

Columbia County

Marriage License/Passport

Marriage Licenses:

Marriage Licenses are $50.00. There is a 3 day waiting period and the license is good for 60 days. Both parties are required to sign in front of a clerk before the license can be released.

Passports:

The Columbia County Clerks office is a passport acceptance agent. You will need one passport photo and a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state you were born, in order to apply for a passport book or card.

Passport Fees, effective July13, 2010:

Passport Book:

Routine service (Form DS-11), receipt within 6 weeks, fees are non-refundable.
Children under age 16 is $80.00 to Department of State (checks only) and $25.00 to the County Clerk (check or cash) and is valid for 5 years.
Age 16 years of age and over is $110.00 to Department of State (checks only) and $25.00 to the County Clerk (check or cash) and is valid for 10 years.


Passport Renewal by mail (Form DS-82, customer submits) is $110.00 You may qualify to use this form only if: 1) The issue date of your last passport was less than 15 years ago; 2) You were 16 or older when it was issued; 3) Your name is the same or you can submit name-change documentation; 4) You can submit this passport; and 5) it is undamaged.
Expedited Service (Form DS-11 or DS-82): Add $60.00 per application and 2-way Overnight Delivery. Expedite fee does not include overnight delivery. Customer must arrange for overnight delivery to ensure receipt within 2 weeks.

Passport Card:

Routine service (Form DS-11), receipt within 6 weeks, fees are non-refundable. Children under age 16 is $15.00 to Department of State (checks only) and $25.00 to the County Clerk (check or cash) and is valid for 5 years.
Age 16 years of age and over is $30.00 to Department of State (checks only) and $25.00 to the County Clerk (check or cash) and is valid for 10 years.

If international departure is less than 2 weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visas, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised. Appointment required. 
Visit travel.state.gov for more information.