Getting your Louisiana Wedding License

The Marriage License

Here’s what you need to know to make the marriage legal in Louisiana.

ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver’s license along with
a certified copy of your birth certificates. You should know your Social Security numbers. You should both also know your parent’s full name, mother’s maiden name, and the states in which you were born.

Application Requirement: Both the bride and groom must appear in person at the time of applying.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Louisiana.

Waiting Period: 72 hours. The waiting period can be waived by
a judge.

Covenant Marriage: Both parties must apply in person for this license, and premarital counseling is required.

If Divorced: If previously married, you will need to show proof of how the marriage ended, I.E.; a divorce judgment or a death certificate. These must be certified copies.

Fees: $25+ They vary from parish to parish. Some will only take cash.

Other Tests: No blood test requirement.

Under 18: If either party to the marriage is between the ages of 16 and 18, the presence and signatures of both parents are required. If a parent has legal custody in a divorce, a certified copy of the judgement must be presented. If either party is under the age of 16, a court order is required in order to obtain a license.

Proxy Marriages: Both parties need not be present (unless contracting a covenant marriage), but one of the parties must be present to apply for a marriage license. That party must present identification, for the absent party, in the form of a certified birth certificate.

Miscellaneous: Louisiana has passed a Covenant Marriage Act.

Officiants: Ministers of the gospel or priests of any denomination in regular communion with any religious society may perform marriages. Ministers must register with the clerk of the district court of the parish or with the health department if in New Orleans. After performing a marriage, the minister must complete a marriage certificate and return it to the clerk of the district court.

Valid: License is valid for 30 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Louisiana.

Louisiana County Clerk’s Office

 

Acadia Parish
Crowley, LA
318.788.8881
Allen Parish
Oberlin, LA
318.639.4351
Ascension Parish
Donaldsonville, LA
225.473.9866
Assumption Parish
Napoleonville, LA
504.369.6653
Avoyelles Parish
Marksville, LA
318.253.7523
Beauregard Parish
De Ridder, LA
318.463.8595
Bienville Parish
Arcadia, LA
318.263.2123
Bossier Parish
Benton, LA
318.965.2336
Caddo Parish
Shreveport, LA
318.226.6780
Calcasieu Parish
Lake Charles, LA
318.437.3550
Caldwell Parish
Columbia, LA
318.649.2272
Catahoula Parish
Harrisonburg, LA
318.744.5497
Claiborne Parish
Homer, LA
318.927.9601
Concordia Parish
Vidalia, LA
318.757.8638
De Soto Parish Clerk
Manfield, LA
318.872.3110
East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge, LA
225.389.5647
East Carroll Parish
Lake Providence, LA
318.559.2399
East Felicianna Parish
Clinton, LA
225.634.5623
Evangeline Parish Clrk.
Ville Platte, LA
318.363.5671
Franklin Parish
Winnsboro, LA
318.435.5133
Grant Parish
Colfax, LA
318.627.3246
Iberia Parish
New Iberia, LA
318.365.7282
Iberville Parish
Plaquemine, LA
225.687.5160
Jackson Parish
Jonesboro, LA
318.259.2424
Jefferson Davis Parish
Jennings, LA
318.824.1160
Jefferson Parish Clerk
Gretna, LA
504.364.2900
La Salle Parish
Jena, LA
318.992.2158
Lafayette Parish
Lafayette, LA
318.233.0150
Lafourche Parish
Thibodaux, LA
504.447.4841
Lincoln Parish
Ruston, LA
318.251.5130
Livingston Parish
Livingston, LA
504.686.2216
Madison Parish
Tallulah, LA
318.574.0655
Morehouse Parish
Bastrop, LA
318.281.3343
Natchitoches Parish
Natchitoches, LA
318.352.8152
Orleans Parish
New Orleans, LA
504.568.5182
Ouachita Parish
Monroe, LA
318.323.8441
Plaquemines Parish
Pointe-A-La-Hache, LA
504.333.4343
Pointe Coupee Parish
New Road, LA
504.638.9596
Rapides Parish
Alexandria, LA
318.473.8153
Red River Parish
Coushatta, LA
318.932.6741
Richland Parish
Rayville, LA
318.728.4171
Sabine Parish
Many, LA
318.256.6223
St Bernard Parish
Chalmette, LA
504.271.3434
St Charles Parish
Hahnville, LA
504.783.6632
St Helena Parish
Greenburg, LA
504.222.4514
St James Parish
Convent, LA
504.562.7496
St John Parish
Edgard, LA
504.651.6955
St Martin Parish
St Martinville, LA
318.394.210
St Mary Parish
Franklin, LA
318.828.4100
St Tammany Parish
Covington, LA
504.646.4120
Tanggipahoa Parish
Amite, LA
504.748.4146
Tensas Parish
St Joseph, LA
318.766.3921
Terrebonne Parish
Houma, LA
504.868.5660
Union Parish
Farmerville, LA
318.368.3055
Vermilion Parish
Abbeville, LA
318.898.1992
Vernon Parish
Leesville, LA
318.238.1384
Washington Parish
Franklinton, LA
504.839.4663
Webster Parish
Minden, LA
318.371.0366
West Baton Rouge Parish
Port Allen, LA
504.383.0378
West Carroll Parish
Oak Grove, LA
318.428.3281
West Feliciana Parish
St Francisville, LA
504.635.3794
Winn Parish
Winnfield, LA
318.628.3515
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