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Frequently asked questions from City of Portland

Who is eligible to get a marriage license in Multnomah County?

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You must meet these requirements to have a marriage license issued from Multnomah County:

  • You are at least 17 years old. (If you are 17, please read the Consent Requirements before you apply for your license.)
  • Your ceremony will take place somewhere in the State of Oregon.
  • You are getting married within 60 days.
  • You are not currently married.
  • You are not first cousins or any nearer of kin.

Can I get my fine reduced when paying online?

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No. By paying online, you are entering a no contest plea and will be responsible for the full amount of the fine.​

How soon will my payment show up on my court case?

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The case will record receipt of the payment within 24 hours.

How soon after receiving a citation for a violation will I be able to pay it online?

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It may take as much as 10-15 days for a citation to be available for online payment. Parking citations in Multnomah County (Portland area) take at least 48 hours to be available for online payment.​

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here:

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here:

Where can I find details of all COVID-19 cases in Oregon State?

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You can access the information about all Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of the State of Oregon here.

What happens after I file my initial Unemployment Insurance claim?

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Whether you file online or by phone, the Oregon Employment Department (ED)staff need to process the application. This can take a few days when workload is heavy.  Once your application is processed, theY will mail you a Wage and Potential Benefit Report
On the first Sunday or Monday after you filed your application, file a claim for the prior week. You can file your claim for the prior week  online or by phone on our Weekly Claim Line. You need to file a weekly claim for each week you are unemployed and wish to receive benefits, including your first or “waiting week.“
If there are any issues on your claim to investigate, be sure to respond to all letters or phone messages right away. Continue to make your weekly claims while the investigation is taking place. If you don’t make a weekly claim, we can’t begin the investigation. It can take three to four weeks to complete the investigation. 
You may be scheduled to attend a meeting at a WorkSource Oregon center. If you do not go, your benefits will be delayed while your case is being investigated.  Depending on the reason you didn’t go, your benefits could be denied. 

Who can register to vote in Oregon?

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To register to vote in Oregon, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old
  • If you are not yet 18 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.​​