Marriage Licenses

HOW TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN LOUISIANA
Effective August 2017

MARRIAGE LICENSE COST $27.50 - CASH OR CHECK

APPROXIMATE APPLICATION TIME IS 30 MINUTES

All of the following must be provided:

Application
-At least one party must apply.
-Application for Marriage License forms are available on our website, can be picked up at our office or completed in person at our office.

Previous Marriages
-The number of former marriages for each party and whether divorced or not.

Proof of Termination of Prior Marriage
-If either party was married before, we need a certified copy of the Divorce Judgment/Decree showing the date of divorce. If marriage ended by death, provide a copy of the death certificate.

Social Security #
-Each party’s social security number.

Birth Certificate
-A certified copy of the birth certificate under seal of the state or US territory or a waiver by our District Judge or Justice of the Peace.

Address
-Addresses for mailing for the both parties and Parish of residence.

Education
-The highest grade of education completed for each party must be stated.

License Expiration
-The Marriage License expires 30 days from date of issuance. The ceremony must be performed before the expiration date. (LRS 9:235)

Waiting Period
-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 attached to the marriage license and filed with the Clerk. (LRS 9:242)

Ceremony
-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)

Other
-No blood tests are required for Marriage License in Louisiana.

Consanguineous or Adoptive Relationship
-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.

OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
Phone #318-256-6223

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