Marriage License Requirements


Marriage license requirements

You do not have to be a resident of Louisiana in order to obtain a LA marriage license. You must be 18 years or older in order to marry without parental consent. If you are between 16 and 18, parents or legal guardians must be present.

Technically, there is a 3 day waiting period from the time you receive your license to the date you can marry. However, a 72 hour waiver can be issued by your officiant. You must make sure your officiant attaches the waiver to your license before returning it to the Clerk of Court's office.

You will need to bring picture IDs, certified copies of your birth certificates, and social security cards for both people. Also, if either party has been previously divorced or is a widow or widower, applicable divorce decrees and/or death certificate must be presented.

Either bride or the groom must appear in person in order to apply. The fee for the license is usually around $25-$35, but it varies from parish to parish.

You should contact the parish where you plan to be married for any additional information -- the following includes general information for every parish in the greater New Orleans area.

ORLEANS PARISH

Benson Towers 
1450 Poydras St. 
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-593-5100 
Judges: 504-592-9240 / 504-364-2922 / 364-2923
Police Escorts: 827-3260
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8 am - 4 pm 
License Fee: $27.50 cash or check

JEFFERSON PARISH EAST BANK

Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
Clerk of Court, Room 603
Justice of the Peace Offices: Harahan, LA - 504-736-6390
Kenner: 504-466-7984
Metairie: 504-838-4295
Police Escorts: 504-465-1480
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Mon.-Fri.
License Fee: $29.40 Cash only

JEFFERSON PARISH (WEST BANK)

Gretna Courthouse
Second and Derbigny
Clerk of Court, Third Floor
Gretna, Louisiana
Police Escorts: 504-465-1480
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
License Fee: $29.40 cash only
Judges:
Marrero/Westwego: 504-348-2769
Gretna/Harvey: 504-364-2760
Lafitte:504-689-2280
Police Escorts: 504-465-1480

ST. TAMMANY PARISH (COVINGTON)

Parish Courthouse, 510 Boston Street
Clerk of Court, Covington 504-898-2430 ext. 441
Judges: 985-898-2430 ext. 441.
Police Escorts: 985-898-8181
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Fri.
Fees: $25.00 cash only

ST. TAMMANY (SLIDELL)

Parish Courthouse Annex, 2132 First St.
Clerk of Court, Slidell 985-6464120
Judges: 985-646-4120
Police Escorts: 985-646-4100
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Fri.
License Fee: $25.00 Cash only

ST. BERNARD PARISH

Parish Courthouse
St. Bernard Hwy.
Clerk of Court, Chalmette, LA
504-271-3434
Judges: 504-271-3434
Police Escorts: 504-278-7677
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Fri
License Fee: $25.00 Cash or Check

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