Marriage Licenses

HOW TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN LOUISIANA

MARRIAGE LICENSE COST $27.50 – CASH OR CHECK OR CREDIT CARD (RS 13:841 & RS 46:2126)

APPROXIMATE APPLICATION TIME IS 15-20 MINUTES

AT LEAST ONE PARTY TO THE MARRIAGE MUST APPLY IN PERSON AND FURNISH THE FOLLOWING FOR BOTH APPLICANTS.

1. A certified copy of the birth certificate or a waiver of the birth certificate from our District Judge. {NO CHARGE FOR THE WAIVER}

2. Most information will be taken from the birth record, if available, if production of the birth record is waived by the Judge, please provide the following for both, parties:
-full name as stated on birth record
-date of birth
-state of birth
-parent/father’s full name and state of birth
-parent/mother’s full name [MAIDEN NAME] and state of birth

3. Addresses for mailing for the both parties and Parish of residence.

4. Social Security #s for both parties.

5. Highest grade of education completed-No Proof Necessary

6. If either party was married before, we need a certified copy of their Divorce Judgment/Decree showing the date of divorce.

7. The Marriage License expires 30 days from date of issuance. The ceremony must be performed before the expiration date.

8. The couple must wait 72 hours from the time/date of issuance before they wed, unless they obtain a waiver of the 72-hour waiting period from our District Judge or Justice of the Peace. The waiver must be obtained before the ceremony and must be returned with the marriage license to the Clerk.

9. A Minister of the Gospel, Judge or Justice of the Peace may perform the ceremony. A license to marry issued in Louisiana, must be used within the territorial limits of the State of Louisiana. Two witnesses of full age must also sign the Certificates. (LRS 9:244)

10. No blood tests are required for Marriage License in Louisiana.

11. Civil Code Article 90 prohibits marriage within the 4th collateral degree. You must not be related by blood or adoption.

PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF COURT OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Phone #318-256-6223

OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

*Effective January 1, 2016, see House Bill 836 of 2015 Regular Legislative Session. Information on this site will be updated to comply with the new provisions prior to the effective date.

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Office Hours

8AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday

Address

P.O. Box 419
400 South Capital,
Room 102
Many, LA 71449
318-256-6223