Records & Elections Department - Records and Licenses Division

Holiday Notice: The Records & Licenses office will be closed Monday, January 17th, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Public Notice:  Beginning January 3rd, 2022, our office will expand public access.  COVID-19 protocols will remain in place.  Please call to make an appointment and ensure you receive priority for in-person services.  COVID-19 protocols require a mask, social distancing and observance of all recommended health precautions.  We also request that you bring your own pen, just in case the need arises.

We're MOVING: The Records & Elections Department will be closed to in-person services January 20-24, 2022, in order to move our offices from the historic Courthouse to our new location in the Kalapuya Building, 4500 SW Research Way in Corvallis.

Most services we provide can be completed by phone, mail, fax and email. If you need to record a real estate instrument one option is to use an online eRecording service via one of our electronic recording service partners listed here. We apologize for any inconvenience this might create and ask for your continued patience and understanding.

In the Records and Licenses Division you will 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 performed by the County Clerk every other Tuesday afternoon.  Additional services provided by the County Clerk's Records and Elections Department include, voter registration, passport applications, election management, domestic partnership registration and dog licensing.

About Us (Video)

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.  We remain available on an appointment only basis 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday, our phone number is 541-766-6831 and our fax number is 541-766-6675.

The Records & Elections Department Director is James Morales.  This position also serves as the appointed County Clerk and reports to the County Administrative Officer, Joseph Kerby.  The County Clerk manages the following 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 Records & Elections Department 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.