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Legal Details: Where to Get Your Louisiana Marriage License


Every wedding needs a license. The requirements are different in every state and parish and are subject to change. Contact officials before your big day to make sure your wedding goes off without any hitches!




  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years old to purchase a marriage license. 
  • Either applicant may apply in person for the license, but must bring all required documents for both applicants. 
  • Must bring proper identification: a current driver’s license, current state ID or passport. 
  • Both parties must provide Social Security numbers. 
  • Both parties must provide certified copies of a birth certificate or a certified birth card.
  • If either party has been divorced, a certified copy of the final divorce decree is required. If widowed, a certified copy of the former spouse’s death certificate is required.
  • Provide address for both parties, father’s full name and mother’s full maiden name and state in which each parent was born for both applicants. Also provide the highest grade completed in school for both parties. 
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period between issuance of the license and the ceremony. 
  • The license is valid for 30 days after issued. 


Area Courthouses 

You can obtain a marriage license at any courthouse in the state and the license will be valid in any parish in the State of Louisiana.

Here are the courthouses in Southeast Louisiana: 


Orleans Parish (East Bank) *

(504) 593-5100 

Benson Tower 1450 Poydras, Suite 407,  New Orleans, LA 70112

•$27.50 Cash, Check, Credit/Debit, Money Order 

Hours: M-F, 8:15am-3:15pm (excluding state holidays) 

 *This office is temporarily closed to the public. (6/30/2020 update)


Orleans Parish (West Bank) *

(504) 407-0436 

225 Morgan St. Room 201 (Inside Algiers Courthouse), New Orleans, LA 70114

• $27.50 Cash, Check, Credit/Debit, Money Order 

Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm (excluding state holidays) 

 *This location is currently not issuing marriage licenses. (6/30/2020 update)


Jefferson Parish (East Bank) 

(504) 736-6390 

Joseph S. Yenni Building 

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Room 603, Harahan, LA 70121

• $27.50 Cash, Debit/Credit, Personal Check, Money Order, Certified/Cashier’s Check 

Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4:15pm (excluding legal holidays) 

| Courthouse wedding ceremony options when judges are available |


Jefferson Parish (West Bank) 

(504) 364-2922 or (504) 364-2923 

200 Derbigny St., Suite 2200, Gretna, LA 70053

• $27.50 Cash, Debit/Credit, Personal Check, Money Order, Certified/Cashier’s Check 

Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4:15pm (excluding legal holidays) 

| Courthouse wedding ceremony options when judges are available |


Plaquemines Parish (West Bank) 

(504) 297-5180 

301 Main St., Suite 108, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

• $30 Cash Only 

M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm 


St. Bernard Parish 

(504) 271-3434 

1101 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, LA 70043

• $30 Cash or Check 


St. John the Baptist Parish 


2393 Hwy 18 (River Road), Edgard, LA 70049

• $37.50 Cash or Money Order Only 

Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4pm (excluding legal holidays) 


St. Tammany Parish 

(985) 809-8745 

701 N. Columbia St. (Ground Floor by elevator), Covington, La 70433

• $25 – Cash, Credit/Debit 

M-F, 8:30am-4pm 


St. Charles Parish 

(985) 783-6632 

15045 River Road, Hahnville, LA 70057

• $35 Cash, Check or Money Order 

Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4pm (excluding legal holidays) 


Washington Parish 

Franklinton Office: (985) 839-4663 

Courthouse Building at Washington & Main, Franklinton, LA 70438  


Hammond Office: (985) 549-1638 

318-A NW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70401 

$30 Cash or Check 


Tangipahoa Parish 

(985) 748-4146 

110 N. Bay St., Ste 100, Amite, LA 70422

• $35 Cash, Check and Credit Cards 


Terrebonne Parish* 

*No longer issuing marriage licenses except in emergencies.

Please call (985) 868-5660 if you have an emergency situation


LaFourche Parish 

Thibodaux Office: (985) 447-4841 

303 West 3rd St. Thibodaux, LA 70301

• M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm 


Lockport Office: (985) 532-7361 

710 Church Street Lockport, LA 70374

• M, W 8:30am – 4:30pm, F 8:30am – 3:30pm 


Galliano Office: (985) 632-8111 

16241 E. Main Street Suite B Cut Off, LA 70345

• M – F, 8:30am – 4:30pm  

$35 Cash Only 


(Above information is believed to be accurate as of 3/1/2020.

Contact your parish officials prior to your visit to assure most up-to-date information.

Please contact us at to report any updates.) 

Featured photo courtesy of Sarah Alleman Photography



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