Marriage License

Marriage license requirements as of January 1, 2016

A marriage license may be issued in any parish, regardless of where the ceremony is to be performed or where the parties reside (R.S. 9:222).

Application Form; Information required – (RS 9:224)

1) Must contain all information required on form
2) Each parties’ Social Security number or one of the following if not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
a) Valid and unexpired passport from the country of birth, or
b) Unexpired visa with Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

3) Must be signed in one of the following manners:
a) Both parties before a notary or deputy clerk;
b) One party before a notary and one party before a deputy clerk
c) Waiver signed by Judge or Justice of the Peace(they must be in the territorial
jurisdiction of court) valid only for the absent part;
d) Military exception – individual appearing attaches a copy of the other’s
military ID; only appearing party needs to sign application.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (RS 9:225)

1) BIRTH CERTIFICATES (RS 9:226)

If born in Louisiana:
a) Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable), or
b) Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration
authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located(RS 9:227&228)

If born outside of Louisiana but a U.S. state or territory, (American
Samoa, Guam, N. Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands);
a) Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate(short form not allowed) or
b) Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration
authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located.

If born outside of U.S. or its territories:

a) Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and a valid and unexpired passport, or
b) Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by
Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.
c) Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration
authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was
located. (RS 9:227 & 228).
d) Certified translator of birth certificate if certificate is in a language
other than English; Must include sworn declaration of translator.

2) IDENTIFICATION

a) Valid and unexpired driver’s license or
b) A government issued identification card, or
c) A valid and unexpired passport from the country of his birth, or
d) An unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

3) Written consent or Court’s authorization for minor(s) to marry (if applicable)
4) Covenant Marriage Declaration ( if applicable)
5) Waivers, if applicable:
a) 72-hour Waiver,no change to process; (RS 9:242)
b) Birth Certificate waiver as described above; (RS 9:227 & 228)
c) Waiver of Notarized Application as described above (RS 9:224)

The fee for a marriage license is $32.00. License is $27.50 and $4.50 is
for a certified copy mailed back to you.

Note: The Assumption Parish Clerk of Court’s Office issues Birth
certificates or cards, if born in Louisiana dating back to 1914.
We can also issue Death certificates starting from June, 2013.
We take PASSPORT PHOTOS!! ($12.00)