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Contact your local Clerk Of Court to make sure of what you need

Appling for you Marriage License

Marriage Licenses:

Marriage Licenses may be purchased at the Clerk of court office. Louisiana Marriage Licenses can only be used in the state of Louisiana. The license must be purchased at least three days (24 hours) before the ceremony. The ceremony has to be held within thirty days of issuance.

Things Needed for a Marriage License:

* Certified Birth Certificate (with seal) for both parties. (Birth Cards are acceptable if parties were born in LA only; If parties born outside LA, full form needed.)

* Photo ID.

* Social Security # for both parties. (Don’t need cards, just numbers.)

* $35.00 cash (approx.)

* Date of Divorce or Death from previous marriage (Don’t need papers, just date)

* If under the age of 18, both parents must sign unless one parent has full custody (Need certified copy of custody papers)

* If under the age of 16, both parents must sign and a judge’s approval.

* Both Parties must be present at time of application unless the unavailable party: is in the U.S. Military (copy of Military ID is needed); or provides a notarized application.

The marriage license is good for 30 days. There is a 24 hour waiting period before using the license. If you can’t wait the 24 hours, you can get a waiver from the judge.

Documents Required When Parties are Born Outside of the U.S.

* Certified Copy of party's birth certificate and a valid and unexpired passport or Certified Copy of party's birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by Form 1-94 as issued by the U.S.

* Order waiving birth certificate with letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located.

* Certified translation of birth certificate if certificate is in a language other than English (must include sworn declaration of translator).

Livingston Clerk Of Court

Thomas L. Sullivan Jr.

Clerk of Court

P.O. Box 1150

Livingston, LA 70754

Livingston Courthouse

20300 Government Blvd., 1st Floor

Livingston, LA 70754

225-686-2216 (phone)

225-686-1867 (fax)

Hours of Operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

East Baton Rouge Clerk Of Court


Applications must be made in person by both parties.   


Marriage Licenses are issued at the following locations in East Baton Rouge Parish,

open 7:30 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays:

Downtown Clerk of Court

Public Service Department

East Baton Rouge Parish City Hall/Governmental Building

222 St. Louis Street, Room B115

Baton Rouge, LA  70802

(225) 389-3950

Coursey Clerk of Court Branch Office

Public Service Department

10500 Coursey Boulevard, 2nd Floor

Baton Rouge, LA  70816

(225) 293-2933

Marriage Licenses are issued at the following location in East Baton Rouge Parish, 

Monday through Friday, except legal holidays:

Baker Municipal Annex

1320 Alabama Street

Baker, LA  70714

(225) 778-1866

open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing in order to allow time for processing.

If you are applying at the Baker office, please call in advance to ensure that applications can be issued at your preferred arrival time.

General Information

Marriage Licenses obtained in East Baton Rouge Parish are valid only for ceremonies performed in Louisiana; however, applicants do not need to be Louisiana residents.

A 72 hour waiting period between time of issuance of the Marriage License and the ceremony applies.  Marriage Licenses are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance.

Please call 225-389-3950 or 225-293-2933 for current marriage requirements.

Tangipahoa Clerk of Court

Julian E. Dufreche

Clerk of Court

P.O. Box 667

Amite, LA 70422


Office hours: 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

Amite Location

(closed from 12-1 for lunch)

110 N. Bay Street, Ste. 100

Amite, LA 70422

Telephone (985) 748-4146

Fax Line (985) 748-6503

Hammond Location

318-A NW Railroad Avenue

Hammond, LA 70401

Telephone (985) 549-1638

Fax Line (985) 549-1639



Ascension Clerk Of Court

Days: Monday - Friday (exclusive of holidays)

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Branch Locations:


Address: 300 Houmas St. Donaldsonville, LA 70346



Address: 815 E Worthey St. Gonzales, LA 70737


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