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Marriage Laws United States Louisiana LA Wedding Officiants

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Louisiana requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a marriage license application fee.

It will cost you $25+ for a marriage license application in Louisiana state. Some Louisiana parishes charge $32+. The cost of receiving a marriage license varies from parish to parish and some Louisiana parishes will only accept cash. Please call ahead to verify whether or not you need cash. Marriage Licenses are issued by the Parish Clerk of Court.

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Marriage License in Louisiana

Marriage License Requirements

Either bride or groom or both must apply in person.

Applicants under 18 years of age must also bring:

Applicants under 16 years of age also require a judge's consent.

Covenant Marriages

• If applying for a covenant marriage, applicants must also bring the original notarized Declaration of Intent and Affidavit with Attestation from their counselor.

General Information

Officiants in Louisiana:

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 registrar of vital records by providing “an affidavit stating his or her lawful name, denomination, and address” (RS 9:204).

After performing a marriage, the minister must complete a marriage certificate and return it to the clerk of the district court.


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
fax: (504) 568-5391

Save Time! Bring a completed application with you.

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Please Note: State and parish marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

Louisiana Parishes 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 Clark
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
504.539.5116
Ouachita Parish
Monroe, LA
318.327.1444
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
985.646.4120
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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