Marriage License Requirements

  • A current driver’s license, current state ID or passport.
  • Certified copies of birth certificates: If either party is from out-of-state, this requirement may be waived by a judge.
  • Must know Social Security numbers, but no documentation is required.
  • If previously married, a final divorce decree is required.
  • If widowed, a certified copy of death certificate is required.
  • $27.50 for marriage license in Orleans Parish (fee is non-refundable). Fees may vary by parish.
  • LOUISIANA RESIDENTS – 72-hour waiting period period between issue of license and wedding, may be waived by a judge. Bring marriage license to judge at 421 Loyola St, Rm 202 or 204, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Phone 504-592-9240 for more information. The license is valid for 30 days.
  • NON LOUISIANA RESIDENTS – An officiant may waive the 72-hour waiting period upon application of the parties giving “serious and meritorious reasons”.
  • Either the bride or groom must appear in person.  If one person cannot appear, his or her signature needs to be notarized.
  • Check the local government’s official page for more detailed information:
    Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Tammany Parish


Catholic Wedding Requirements

Engaged couples planning a Catholic marriage should first contact their pastor to make wedding arrangements. It is recommended that couples contact the celebrant and church prior to check requirements and availability before contacting reception halls and other vendors.

For more information about Marriage Preparation, Engaged Encounter and Natural Family Planning in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, please contact the Office of Family Life at (504) 861.6243 or go to

For Your Marriage – Web site with information on Catholic marriage.
Marriage Unique for a Reason
Steps to the Altar– Information on Civil and Church Requirements


Jackson Square Wedding Guidelines

Click here for information on having your wedding in Jackson Square


Second Line Street Parade Permit

To obtain a permit for your Second Line Parade in New Orleans, contact special events at 504.658.6201 COST: $50.25

The Application for Parade Permit, invoice will be sent. COST: $100.00/Per Officer.

The parade route and size will determine the number of officers needed.

Marriage License Offices

Please note that you can obtain a marriage license in any Louisiana Parish to be married in Orleans or any other Louisiana Parish.

ORLEANS PARISH (CBD near the Superdome)
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 407
New Orleans, LA, 70112
(504) 593-5115
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm.
License Fee: $27.50 cash.
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ORLEANS PARISH (Algiers across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter)
225 Morgan Street
New Orleans, LA, 70114
(504) 368-4099
HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm.
License Fee: $27.50 cash.
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General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street
Suite 2300
Gretna, LA
(504) 364-2922
HOURS: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm.
License Fee: $31.25 cash or check only

Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
Room 603A
Harahan, LA
(504) 736-6393
HOURS: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm.
License Fee: $31.25 cash or check only

Clerk of Court
701 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA
(985) 809-8700
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
License Fee: Call for fees. Cash Only

Towers Building
520 Old Spanish Trail
Suite 203
Slidell, LA
(985) 646-4120
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday
License Fee: Call for fees. Cash Only

Please Click here for a complete Louisiana listing of Clerk of Court offices. Please note that not all offices issue marriage licenses, so please call before you go