Plaquemines Parish Marriage License Requirements

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UPDATED - 08/28/2017 as per R.S. 221-228, CCP 74.31 of Act 419 (2017)

Based on ruling in Vo vs. Gee, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Louisiana No. 16-15639

General Information

  • A marriage license may be issued in any parish, regardless of where ceremony is to be performed or the parties reside, and must be used in Louisiana.
  • Only one party needs to be present to apply but must have all information and documents required.
  • License must be purchased at least 24 hours before ceremony and expires 30 days after issuance
  • Cost is $30.00 which includes one certified copy.

Information Required for Application

  • Full name, residence, race, and age of each party
  • Parents' names and birth places
  • Number of former marriages of each party, date ended, and whether divorced or not
  • Each party's social security number or a statement by the applicable party that no social security number has been issued to him.

Documentation Needed for License

  • Valid and unexpired driver's license or government-issued ID of the applicant
  • Certified copy of each party's birth certificate
    • Louisiana born: Certified full or short form certificate; OR
    • Born outside Louisiana: Copy of birth certificate under raised seal of vital statistics in place of birth; OR
    • Born outside US: Original birth certificate. (If birth certificate is not in English, party must also provide a translated copy.) Certificates of Naturalization can also be accepted in place of a birth record.
  • Copy of judgment of divorce or death certificate if previously married
  • Authorization for a minor to marry, if applicable. (Applicants must be 18 years of age to obtain a marriage license without parental consent. If an applicant is under 18 years of age, both parents, the applicant's tutor, or person awarded custody of the applicant must provide a notarized affidavit, which may be downloaded here: Parent's Consent for Marriage (Age 16 or 17). If either applicant is under 16 years of age, applicant and parents must appear before a juvenile court judge for permission to marry.)
  • Declaration of intent for covenant marriage, if applicable

Download Covenant Marriage Laws

Download Already Married Covenant Marriage Form

Download Not Yet Married Covenant Marriage Form

About Us

The Plaquemines Parish Clerk of Court's Office is the repository of records dating back to the 1790s, although the parish itself was only established in 1807, just five years before Louisiana's admission into the Union. Interestingly, most of the records filed with the Clerk in the 1800s were written in French detailing property transactions, marriages, and civil lawsuits.

Contact Information

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Branch Locations:

Pointe-a-la-Hache Courthouse
18055 Highway 15
Pointe-a-la-Hache, LA 70082

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Plaquemines Parish Government Annex
301 Main Street
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

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Mailing Address:

Plaquemines Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 40
Belle Chasse, LA 70037