MARRIAGE LICENSE

How to Get Your 
Marriage License

Couples are responsible for picking up a "marriage application" and marriage license to bring to the ceremony. For a complete list of parish offices visit the link here. You can pick up an Orleans Parish marriage license at these locations:

PREFERRED LOCATION

ORLEANS PARISH (CBD NEAR SUPERDOME)

1450 POYDRAS STREET, SUITE 407
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

504.593.5115

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

License Fee:
$27.50 cash/check

Certified Copy (Mailed):

$5.00 cash/check

IMMEDIATE LICENSE PROCESSING AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION ONLY.

ORLEANS PARISH (ALGIERS POINT)

225 MORGAN STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70114

504.407.0436

Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Closed for lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

 

License Fee:
$27.50 cash/check

Certified Copy (Mailed):

$5.00 cash/check

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Couples must bring the precise documents required to obtain the license.  The license office will not issue a license without the exact documents they require (visit here for exact requirements).

For Louisiana residents: The license may be picked up in the local parish office where you live.


For out of state residents: The license must be picked up in the parish office in Louisiana.  In New Orleans this is Orleans Parish (addresses above).

24 HOUR WAIVER

Louisiana requires you to pick up the license 24 hours before the wedding day. If you do not reside in the state of Louisiana and are unable to do so, we will provide the 24 hour waiver. It is returned when the signed license is sent to Vital Records. You do not need to go to a judge to get the waiver.

ORDER YOUR OFFICIAL COPY

When you pick up the license in Louisiana, you can order an official copy to be sent to you for $5.00. Otherwise you won't receive a copy although your marriage will be filed with the state. You can also return your signed license, in person, and receive your certified copy in the same day.

RECEIVING THE OFFICIAL COPY

The official license will be sent to you by mail, if you ordered one. This can take about 4 to 6 weeks. If you have not received it after 8 weeks, call the Parish license office where it was files. We are not informed by the state and will not be able to tell you the status. You'll have to check with the license office. 

LICENSE TIME-FRAME

A license is valid for 30 days after you pick it up. 

WITNESS SIGNATURES

You will need two witnesses to sign the license at the ceremony or license signing. Witnesses must be 18 or older. Sometimes, we can provide witnesses for  paperwork only signings and small elopement ceremonies (couple only or couple + 1 guest.) Additional cost may apply

FOREIGN IDENTIFICATION

Foreign identification is strictly enforced. Please visit the Louisiana parish website where you will be picking up your marriage license for detailed instructions. 

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