Plaquemines Parish Marriage License Requirements    
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NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, the following are the requirements for obtaining a marriage license pursuant to Act No. 436 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session:

   
 

APPLICATION FORM
A.    The application must be signed by

  • Both parties before the deputy clerk of court issuing the license; OR
  • One party before a notary and one party before the deputy clerk of court issuing the license; OR
  • Both parties before a notary.
  • Military exception:  Individual appearing before the deputy clerk of court attaches to the application a copy of the other applicant’s military ID.

B.     The application form must contain both parties’ social security numbers.  If there is no SS # because he/she was born outside of the U.S., applicant must provide

  • Valid and unexpired passport from country of birth; OR
  • Unexpired visa with form I-94 issued by the U.S.
   
 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (when application complete)
1.  Birth Certificates. 

  • If born in Louisiana:
    • Certified copy of each party's birth certificate (short form acceptable)
  • If born outside of Louisiana but in a U.S. stateor territory, (American Somoa, Guam, N Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands):
    • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable)
  • If born outside U.S. or its territories:
    • 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 I-94 as issued by the U.S.
    • A certified translation of birth certificate must include sworn declaration of translator if certificate is in a language other than English
  • NOTE: Order waiving birth certificate signed by judge WITH letter from proper registration authority [e.g., vital records] that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located

2.  Identification Required.  Both applicants must provide

  • Valid and unexpired driver’s license; OR
  • Government-issued ID card (DMV ID, passport, government agency ID, public university); OR
  • Valid and unexpired passport from country of birth; OR
  • Unexpired visa with form I-94 issued by the U.S.

3.  Previous Marriages.  The application must contain month and date of end of previous marriages (if any).

  • If either applicant’s previous marriage ended in divorce, a certified copy of the Judgment of Divorce must be provided. 
  • If either applicant’s previous marriage ended in death of the spouse, a certified copy of the Certificate of Death must be provided.
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  1. Waiting Period.  A LA marriage license is valid in any parish in LA for a period of 30 days from issuance. There is a 72-hour waiting period between the time of issuance of the license and the ceremony. If necessary, parties may apply for a waiver which must be signed by a district judge or justice of the peace authorized to perform the marriage.
  2. Age Requirement.  Applicants must be 18 years of age to obtain a marriage license without parental consent.
  3. Fees.  The fee for obtaining a marriage license is $30.00 CASH which includes a certified copy of the marriage license. Further certified copies are available for $5.00. 
   
         
         
         

 
Plaquemines Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 40 . Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone (504) 297-5180 . Fax (504) 297-5195
 
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