MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

LICENSE MAY ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

BOTH APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPEAR OR MARRIAGE APPLICATION FOR ABSENT PARTY MUST BE SIGNED IN FRONT OF A NOTARY.

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. We suggest you come in no later than 4:00 PM to allow time to complete application.

PRINTABLE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION: Please complete and print this form for expedited service. This application must be signed in the Clerk of Court's office or in the presence of a Notary Public.

LICENSE FEE: $27.00 CASH or CREDIT CARD. This fee includes a certified copy of your license if requested within 60 days after the license is returned. After 60 days the fee for a certified copy is $7.00.

IDENTIFICATION: A certified copy of your birth certificate is required for all applicants. If you were born in Louisiana, you may apply for a birth certificate in our office. A valid, unexpired driver's license, government-issued ID, or an unexpired passport is also required.

AGE REQUIREMENT: Parties must be 18 years of age. If either party is under 18, both of the minor’s parents must sign a notarized affidavit of consent. If one parent has sole custody of the minor and produces a certified copy of the custody order, it is only necessary for that parent to consent. If either party is under 17, the parents and minor child must appear in the District Judge’s office to apply for authority to obtain a license.

OTHER INFORMATION NEEDED: Social security numbers, parents’ names (including mothers’ maiden names) and state where parents were born, highest grade completed in school and number of this marriage. If not a first marriage, month and year of divorce or death of prior spouse.

WAITING PERIOD: After the license is issued, there is a 72 hour waiting period before the parties can be married. You may apply for a waiver of the waiting period from the District Judge. If you are being married by a Justice of the Peace, he may also grant a waiver.

EXPIRATION OF LICENSE: A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance. Expiration date and time is noted on your license.

WHO MAY PERFORM CEREMONY: Ministers or Justice of the Peace.

 

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