Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County Clerk –Records & Licenses Office

Public Notice

The Records and Licenses Office will be CLOSED on:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day

About Us

The Records & Licenses Office is located in the basement of the Benton County Courthouse in Room 4, 120 NW 4th Street in Corvallis, OR 97330.

Our doors are open to the public 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, our phone number is 541-766-6831 and our fax number is 541-766-6675.

Within the organization of Benton County, the County Clerk, James Morales, reports directly to the County's Chief Operating Officer, Dennis Aloia.

The County Clerk manages multiple program areas Real Property Records, Marriage Licenses, County Records Center, Dog Licenses, Board Property Tax Appeal staff, Domestic Partnerships, Civil Marriage Ceremonies, Voter Registration, Election Management, and Passport Applications.  The County Clerk's office is commonly referred to as the Records & Elections Department.

In the Records and Licenses Office, you'll find public real property records such as deeds, mortgages, liens, easements and subdivision plats among other public records kept safe for permanent retention. Marriage licenses are issued and civil marriage ceremonies are scheduled every other Tuesday afternoon in this office. Additional services provided by the County Clerk's Records and Elections Department include, voter registration, passport applications, election management, domestic partnership registry and dog licensing.

The record services in this office include recording in the real property records and management of the County Records Center, a records repository available to every department in the County. The County Clerk also provides staff and support for the Board of Property Tax Appeals. Permanent public records are microfilmed and filed with the Oregon State Archives in Salem to ensure the continued integrity of public records.

The Records & Licenses Office accepts, cash, checks, money orders, Master Card and VISA Debit and Credit Cards, as well as, Discover Credit Cards "consumer convenience fees" are applicable to card payment options.

Records Inventory

For more information about our records, visit the County Records Inventory site courtesy of the Oregon State Archives. Here you will find a scrollable list of all Benton County records, arranged alphabetically by subject.