Marriage License

Fee: $32.00 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 24 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.
  • No marriage license shall be issued to a minor under the age 16.  Minors of the age of 16 or 17 must have judicial authorization and consent from both parents.
  • 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.

To save time by filling out the Marriage License Application before coming to the office Click here


  • 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 (LUNCH HOUR: 11:30-12:30)
    • 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 (LUNCH HOUR: 12:30-1:30)
    • NEW LOCATION: 131 East 91st St. Cut Off, LA 70345 (Behind Port Commission)
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Certified Copy of Marriage Records:

To obtain a certified copy of your marriage license click here.

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