Marriage Licenses

A marriage license may be issued in any parish, regardless of where the ceremony is to be performed or where the parties reside (RS 9:222). (As long as the ceremony is in the State of Louisiana).

 

FEES:   $35.00 payable with Cash, Check, Money order or Credit / Debit with 4% fee.

 

APPLICATION FORM; INFORMATION REQUIRED - (RS 9:224)

 

Must contain all information required on form (see application form – RS 9:223)

  • Each party’s social security number or one of the following if not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.:

    • Valid and unexpired passport from the country of birth, or
    • Unexpired visa with Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

  • Must be signed by at least one party before a deputy clerk

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED - (RS 9:225)

  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE (RS 9:226)

    • If born in Louisiana:

      • Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable) - Click here for information on obtaining a Louisiana Birth Certificate, or

      • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

    • If born outside of Louisiana but in a U.S. state or territory, (American Samoa, Guam, N Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands):

      • Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form not allowed), or

      • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

    • If born outside U.S. or its territories:

      • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and a valid and unexpired passport, or

      • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

      • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

    • Certified translation of birth certificate if certificate is in a language other than English:

      • Must include sworn declaration of translator.
         

  • IDENTIFICATION:

    • Valid and unexpired driver’s license, or

    • A government issued identification card, or

    • A valid and unexpired passport from the country of his birth, or

    • An unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

    • Written consent or court’s authorization for minor(s) to marry (if applicable)

    • Covenant Marriage Declaration (if applicable)

  • WAIVERS, if Applicable:

    • 24-Hour Waiver, no change to process; (R. S. 9:242)

    • Birth Certificate Waiver as described above; (R.S. 9:227 & 228)

    • Waiver of Notarized Application as described above (9:224)

  • Copy of Judgment of Divorce or Date of Death if applicable.

 
 

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