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. If either cannot be provided, a judicial waiver of birth certificate can be obtained.
  • Photo Identification of the party who appears to apply for the license.
  • Social Security Numbers (If a party was never issued a Social Security Number, an Affidavit of No Social must be provided)
  • 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.
  • If one of the applicants was born outside of the United States, the following is required:
    • Certified copy of the party’s Birth Certificate accompanied by either a valid and unexpired passport or an unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the United States. (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.)
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • If a certified copy of the birth certificate or certificate of naturalization cannot be provided, a judicial waiver of birth certificate can be obtained.

Marriage Checklist 

Marriage License Application

Marriage Request Certified Copy PDF


MARRIAGE LICENSES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

  • 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