County Clerk - Records and Licenses Division

Public Notice:  The Records & Elections Department is open for business.  Please, call beforehand to make an appointment to ensure timely access to our services, as we will continue to observe strict health precautions.  All visitors will need to wear a mask, maintain physical distance, provide contact tracing information and are asked to bring their own pen.  We will continue to provide a drop box and will-call service at the 1st Floor Security Entrance on the 4th Street side of the Courthouse.

Most of the 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.

The Records & Licenses office will be closed on Monday, May 31st, 2021, in observance of Memorial day.

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.  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.

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.