Marriage License

Fee: $35.00 CASH ONLY

Marriage License Use:

  • A Marriage License purchased in the State of Louisiana must be used in the State of Louisiana.

Time Requirement:

  • The marriage license will expire 30 days from the application date
  • There is a 3 day (72 hour) waiting period before the license can be used

Required Documents:

  • Certified copy of both parties Birth Certificates
    • If one of the applicants does not have a birth certificate, an Order waiving the birth certificate with a letter from the proper registration authority stating that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located is required.
  • Photo Identification
  • Social Security Numbers
  • If one of the parties has previously been married, a date of divorce or death of the previous marriage is required.
  • If under the age of 18, both parents must sign to give consent unless:
    • One parent has full custody (Certified copy of Custody papers are required)
    • Only one parent is listed on the Birth Certificate
    • One parent is deceased (Certified copy of deceased parent’s Death Certificate is required)
  • If under the age of 16, both parents must sign and a judge’s approval is needed.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of application unless:
    • The unavailable party Is in the U.S. Military (copy of Military ID is required)
    • A notarized affidavit for the missing party is presented.
  • If one of the applicants was born outside of the United States, one of the following is required: (Note: If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, a certified translation of the birth certificate with a sworn declaration of the translator stating they are fluent in the original language must be attached.)
    • Certified copy of party’s Birth Certificate and a valid and unexpired passport
    • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the United States

Marriage License Application PDF

Marriage Request Certified Copy PDF


  • Thibodaux Office: (985)447-4841
    • 303 West 3rd Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
    • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Lockport Office: (985)532-7361
    • 710 Church Street Lockport, LA 70374
    • Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Galliano Office: (985)632-8111
    • 16241 E. Main Street Suite B Cut Off, LA 70345
    • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm