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Persons wishing to obtain a Marriage License can do so in the Recording department of the Clerk of Court office.

Our office is located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse,


CLICK HERE for a user-friendly printable CHECKLIST.

You will need to print and complete an application and bring with required documents and fees listed below.

Application:
For your convenience, a printable application is available by CLICKING HERE.

FEE:
The fee to obtain a license is $27.50. Only cash payment is accepted for marriage licenses. No bills larger than a $20 please.



APPLICATION PROCESS

MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Monday-Friday)

COST IS $27.50 CASH ONLY

The revised statuete regarding Marriage Licenses effective January 1, 2016 reads as follows:

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

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

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

2.Each parties’ 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.

3.Must be signed in one of the following manners:

·Both parties before a notary or deputy clerk;

·One party before a notary and one party before a deputy clerk;

·Waiver signed by judge or justice of the peace (they must be in the territorial jurisdiction of the court) valid only for the absent party;

·Military exception – individual appearing attaches a copy of the other’s military ID; only appearing party needs to sign application.

DOCUMETS REQUIRED - (RS 9:225)

1.BIRTH CERTIFICATE (RS 9:226)

·If born in Louisiana

oCertified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable), (Parties needing information on how to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate from our Sulphur Annex office can CLICK HERE), or

oOrder 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):

oCertified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form notallowed), or

oOrder 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:

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

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

oOrder 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:

oMust include sworn declaration of translator.

2.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.

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

4.Covenant Marriage Declaration (if applicable)

5.WAIVERS, if Applicable:

·72-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)

 

For any other questions, please call Marriage Department at

337-437-3550


 

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