Louisiana Wedding Laws

How to Perform a Wedding in Louisiana

You must become an ordained minister of the gospel, or engaged in the service of the religious body to which you belong, or become a person licensed to preach by an association of ministers, religious seminary or ecclesiastical body.

 

How to Become an Ordained Minister in Louisiana

A temporary registration certificate under this subsection expires upon the individual's signing the marriage license or 90 days after issuance, whichever occurs first. The best way is to become ordained online, which is permanent and of no cost.

 

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony in Louisiana

You may perform marriage ceremonies only after you registers to do so by depositing with the local clerk of the court where the marriage ceremony will take place. Alternatively, it can be with the office of the state registrar of vital records, an affidavit stating his lawful name, address, and denomination. Check out the three-step guide on how to performing a wedding ceremony.

Marriage Paperwork Required in Louisiana

A temporary license from the court is only valid for 30 days and costs around $30. To save money and have a permanent license, order the Ordination Credentials from our website and present it to clerk of the country. After performing a marriage, you must complete a marriage certificate and return it to the clerk of the district court.

 

Louisiana Marriage Laws

 

RS 9:204. Officiant other than judge; registration

An officiant, other than a judge or justice of the peace, may perform marriage ceremonies only after he registers to do so by depositing with the clerk of court of the parish in which he will principally perform marriage ceremonies, or, in the case of Orleans Parish, with the office of the state registrar of vital records, an affidavit stating his lawful name, denomination, and address.

Acts 1987, No. 886, 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by Constitutional Amendment and State Law.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in Louisiana you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

Read the full Law on the official site »

Louisiana Wedding Laws by County

Acadia Parish

500 N.E. Court Cir.
P.O. Box 922
Crowley, Louisiana
70527,
 
Phone: (337) 788-8881
Fmx: (337) 788-1048
E-mail: blane@acadiaparishclerk.com
Acadia Parish website »

Allen Parish

400 West Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 248
Oberlin, Louisiana
70655,
 
Phone: (337) 639-4351
Fax: (337) 639-2030
E-mail: apcofc@centurytel.net
Allen Parish website »

Ascension Parish

300 Houmas Street
P.O. Box 192
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
70346,
 
Phone: (225) 473-9866
Fax: (225) 473-8641
E-mail: bhanna@ascensionclerk.com
Ascension Parish website »

Assumption Parish

4809 LA Highway 1
P.O. Drawer 249
Napoleonville, Louisiana
70390,
 
Phone: (985)369-6653
Fax: (985)369-2032
E-mail: dlandry@assumptionclerk.com
Assumption Parish website »

Avoyelles Parish

301 N. Main St.
P. O. Box 219
Marksville, Louisiana
71351,

Phone: (318) 253-7523
Fax: (318) 253-4614
E-mail: scouvillon@bellsouth.net
Avoyelles Parish website »

Beauregard Parish

201 W. First St., Courthouse
P. O. Box 100
DeRidder,, Louisiana
70634,
Phone: (337) 463-8595
Fmx: (337) 462-3916
Beauregard Parish website »

Bienville Parish

100 Courthouse Dr.
Rm. 100
Arcadia,, Louisiana
71001,
 
Phone: (318) 263-2123
Fax: (318) 263-7426
E-mail: jimmartin@bienvilleparish.org
Bienville Parish website »

Bossier Parish

204 Burt Blvd.
P. O. Box 430
Benton,, Louisiana
71006,
Phone: (318) 965-2336
Fax: (318) 965-2713
E-mail: bpccchief1@yahoo.com
Bossier Parish website »

Caddo Parish

501 Texas St.
Rm. 103,
Shreveport,, Louisiana
71101,
Phone: (318) 226-6788
Fax: (318) 629-1105
E-mail: clerk@caddoclerk.com
Caddo Parish website »

Calcasieu Parish

1000 Ryan St.
P. O. Box 1030
Lake Charles,, Louisiana
70602,

Phone: (337) 437-3558 ext.123
Fax: (337) 437-3350
E-mail: lynnjones@calclerkofcourt.com
Calcasieu Parish website »

Caldwell Parish

201 Main St.
P. O. Box 1327
Suite. 1
Columbia,, Louisiana
71418,

Phone: (318) 649-2272
Fmx: (318) 649-2037
E-mail: caldclerk@bellsouth.net
Caldwell Parish website »

Cameron Parish

119 Smith Circle
P. O. Box 549
Cameron,, Louisiana
70631,
Phone: (337) 775-5316
Fmx: (337) 775-7172
E-mail: carl_broussard@msn.com
Cameron Parish website »

Catahoula Parish

301 Bushley St.
P. O. Box 654
Room 101
Harrisonburg,, Louisiana
71340,
 
Phone: (318) 744-5497
Fmx: (318) 744-5488
E-mail: jtpayne184@yahoo.com

Claiborne Parish

512 E. Main St.
P. O. Box 330
Homer,, Louisiana
71040,
 
Phone: (318) 927-9601
Fax: (318) 927-2345
E-mail: claib212@bellsouth.net
Claiborne Parish website »

Concordia Parish

4001 Carter St.
P. O. Box 790
Room 5
Vidalia,, Louisiana
71373,

Phone: (318) 336-4204
Fmx: (318) 336-8777
E-mail: parishofconcordia@ainweb.net
Concordia Parish website »

De Soto Parish

101 Texas St.
P. O. Box 1206
Mansfield,, Louisiana
71052,

Phone: (318) 872-3110
Fax: (318) 872-4202
E-mail: desotocourt@bellsouth.net
De Soto Parish website »

East Baton Rouge Parish

10500 Coursey Blvd.
Suite 200
Baton Rouge,, Louisiana
70816,

Phone: (225) 295-4765
Fax: (225) 295-4750
E-mail: rcannon@ebrclerkofcourt.org
East Baton Rouge Parish website »

East Carroll Parish

400 First St.
Suite 3
Lake Providence,, Louisiana
71254,
 
Phone: (318) 559-2399
Fmx: (318) 559-0037
East Carroll Parish website »

East Feliciana Parish

12305 St. Helena St.
P. O. Drawer 599
Clinton,, Louisiana
70722,
 
Phone: (225) 683-5145
Fmx: (225) 683-3556
E-mail: david@eastfelicianaclerk.org
East Feliciana Parish website »

Evangeline Parish

200 Court St.
P. O. Drawer 347
Suite 104
Ville Platte,, Louisiana
70586,
Phone: (337) 363-5671
Fax: (337) 363-5780
E-mail: nicfontenot@hotmail.com

Franklin Parish

6550 Main St.
P. O. Box 1564
Winnsboro,, Louisiana
71295,
Phone: (318) 435-5133
Fmx: (318) 435-5134
E-mail: franklinclerk@inetsouth.com

Grant Parish

200 Main St.
P. O. Box 263
Colfax,, Louisiana
71417,
 
Phone: (318) 627-3246
Fax: (318) 627-3201
E-mail: gpclerkct263@aol.com

Iberia Parish

300 Iberia St.
P. O. Drawer 12010
New Iberia,, Louisiana
70562,
 
Phone: (337) 365-7282
Fmx: (337) 369-2928
E-mail: iberiaclerk@bellsouth.net
Iberia Parish website »

Iberville Parish

58050 Meriam St.
P. O. Box 423
Plaquemine,, Louisiana
70765,
Phone: (225) 687-5160
Fax: (225) 687-5260
E-mail: acmatirne@bellsouth.net
Iberville Parish website »

Jackson Parish

500 E. Court St.
P. O. Box 730
Room 103
Jonesboro,, Louisiana
71251,
 
Phone: (318) 259-2424
Fmx: (318) 395-0386
E-mail: clerk@jacksonparishclerk.org
Jackson Parish website »

Jefferson Davis Parish

300 State St.
P. O. Box 799
Jennings,, Louisiana
70546,
 
Phone: (337) 824-1160
Fmx: (337) 824-1354
E-mail: info@jeffdavisclerk.com
Jefferson Davis Parish website »

Jefferson Parish

200 Derbigny St.
P. O. Box 10,
Ste. 5600
Gretna,, Louisiana
70054,

Phone: (504) 364-2900
E-mail: bfreese@jpclerkofcourt.us
Jefferson Parish website »

La Salle Parish

1050 Courthouse St.
P. O. Box 1316
Jena,, Louisiana
71342,
Phone: (318) 992-2158 ext 21
Fax: (318) 992-2157
E-mail: lasallecoc1@centurytel.net

Lafayette Parish

800 S. Buchanan St.
P. O. Box 2009
Lafayette,, Louisiana
70502,
Phone: (337) 291-6368
Fax: (337) 291-6392
E-mail: ljperret@lpclerk.com
Lafayette Parish website »

Lafourche Parish

303 W. Third St.
P. O. Box 818
Thibodaux,, Louisiana
70302,

Phone: (985) 447-4841
Fax: (985) 447-5800
E-mail: vautin@lafourcheclerk.com
Lafourche Parish website »

Lincoln Parish

100 W. Texas Ave.
P. O. Box 924
Ruston,, Louisiana
71273,
 
Phone: (318) 251-5130
Fax: (318) 255-6004
E-mail: lindat@lincolnparish.org
Lincoln Parish website »

Livingston Parish

20180 Iowa St.
P. O. Box 1150
Livingston,, Louisiana
70754,
Phone: (225) 686-2216 ext. 5009
Fax: (225) 686-1867
E-mail: vbarnett@livclerk.org
Livingston Parish website »

Madison Parish

100 N. Cedar St.
P. O. Box 1710
Tallulah,, Louisiana
71284,
 
Phone: (318) 574-0655
Fax: (318) 574-3961
E-mail: mpcofc@bellsouth.net

Morehouse Parish

100 E. Madison St.
P. O. Box 1543
Bastrop,, Louisiana
71221,
Phone: (318) 281-3343
Fax: (318) 281-3775
E-mail: morehouseclerk@bayou.com

Natchitoches Parish

200 Church St.
P. O. Box 476
Natchitoches,, Louisiana
71458,
Phone: (318) 352-8152
Fmx: (318) 352-9321
E-mail: lbernard@cp-tel.net
Natchitoches Parish website »

Orleans Parish

2700 Tulane Ave.
Rm. 114
New Orleans,, Louisiana
70119,
 
Phone: (504) 658-9000
Fax: (504) 658-9183
E-mail: aamorrell@cityofno.com
Orleans Parish website »

Ouachita Parish

300 St. John St.
P. O. Box 1862
Room 104
Monroe,, Louisiana
71210,

Phone: (318) 327-1444
Fmx: (318) 327-1462
E-mail: ouaclerk@aol.com

Plaquemines Parish

301 Main St.
P. O. Box 40
Ste. 108
Belle Chasse,, Louisiana
70037,

Phone: (504) 297-5180
Fmx: (504) 297-5151
E-mail: dlundin@clerk25th.com
Plaquemines Parish website »

Pointe Coupee Parish

201 E. Main St.
P. O. Drawer 38
New Roads,, Louisiana
70760,

Phone: (225) 638-9596
Fax: (225) 638-9590
E-mail: pcclerk@yahoo.com
Pointe Coupee Parish website »

Rapides Parish

701 Murray St.
P. O. Box 952
Alexandria,, Louisiana
71309,
Phone: (318) 473-8153
Fax: (318) 473-4667
E-mail: cjryland@rapidesclerk.org
Rapides Parish website »

Red River Parish

615 E. Carroll St.
P. O. Box 485
Coushatta,, Louisiana
71019,

Phone: (318) 932-6741
Fax: (318) 932-3126
E-mail: rrclerk@bellsouth.net

Richland Parish

708 Julia St.
P. O. Box 119
Ste. 103
Rayville,, Louisiana
71269,

Phone: (318) 728-4171
Fmx: (318) 728-7020
E-mail: chclerkofcourt@inetsouth.com

Sabine Parish

400 S. Capital St.
P. O. Box 419
Room 102
Many,, Louisiana
71449,
Phone: (318) 256-6223
Fmx: (318) 256-9037
E-mail: sabineclerk@bellsouth.net
Sabine Parish website »

St. Bernard Parish

1100 W. St. Bernard Hwy.
P. O. Box 1746
Chalmette,, Louisiana
70044,
 
Phone: (504) 271-3434
Fmx: (504) 278-4380
E-mail: ltnunez@bellsouth.net
St. Bernard Parish website »

St. Charles Parish

15045 River Rd.
P. O. Box 424
Hahnville,, Louisiana
70057,
Phone: (985) 783-6632
Fmx: (985) 783-2005
E-mail: stcharlescoc@bellsouth.net
St. Charles Parish website »

St. Helena Parish

369 Sitman St.
P. O. Box 308
Greensburg,, Louisiana
70441,
 
Phone: (225) 222-4521
Fax: (225) 222-3443
E-mail: sclaxton@yahoo.com

St. James Parish

5800 La. Hwy. 44
P. O. Box 63
Convent,, Louisiana
70723,
Phone: (225) 562-2270
Fmx: (225) 562-2383
St. James Parish website »

St. John the Baptist Parish

2393 La. Hwy. 18
P. O. Box 280
Edgard,, Louisiana
70049,

Phone: (985) 497-3331
Fax: (985) 497-6941
E-mail: edefrancesch@stjohnclerk.org

St. Landry Parish

118 S. Court St.
P. O. Box 750
Ste. 11
Opelousas,, Louisiana
70571,

Phone: (337) 942-5606 ext 103
Fax: (337) 948-9158
E-mail: stlclerk@yahoo.com
St. Landry Parish website »

St. Martin Parish

415 Saint Martin St.
P. O. Box 750
St. Martinville,, Louisiana
70582,

Phone: (337) 394-2210 ext. 5
Fmx: (337) 394-7772
E-mail: allen@stmartinparishclerkofcourt.com
St. Martin Parish website »

St. Mary Parish

500 Main St.
P. O. Drawer 1231
2nd floor
Franklin,, Louisiana
70538,
 
Phone: (337) 828-4100a ext. 200
Fax: (337) 828-2509
E-mail: stmaryclerk@teche.net
St. Mary Parish website »

St. Tammany Parish

701 N. Columbia St.
P. O. Box 1090
Covington,, Louisiana
70434,
 
Phone: (985) 809-8723
Fmx: (985) 809-8725
E-mail: angelarg58@yahoo.com
St. Tammany Parish website »

Tangipahoa Parish

110 N. Bay St.
P. O. Box 667
Suite 100
Amite,, Louisiana
70422,

Phone: (985) 748-4146
Fmx: (985) 748-6503
E-mail: election@tangiclerk.org
Tangipahoa Parish website »

Tensas Parish

201 Hancock St.
P. O. Box 78
St. Joseph,, Louisiana
71366,
Phone: (318) 766-3921
Fax: (318) 766-3926
E-mail: tensasclerk@bellsouth.net

Terrebonne Parish

7856 Main St.
P. O. Box 78
Houma,, Louisiana
70361,
Phone: (985) 868-7113
Fax: (985) 868-8166
E-mail: naboudreaux@triparish.net
Terrebonne Parish website »

Union Parish

100 E. Bayou St.
Ste. 105
Farmerville,, Louisiana
71241,

Phone: (318) 368-3055
Fmx: (318) 368-3861
E-mail: upclerk@bayou.com
Union Parish website »

Vermilion Parish

100 N. State St.
Suite 101
Abbeville,, Louisiana
70510,
Phone: (337) 898-1992 ext. 243
Fax: (337) 898-9803
E-mail: vermilionclerk@cox-internet.com
Vermilion Parish website »

Vernon Parish

215 S. Fourth St.
P. O. Box 40
Leesville,, Louisiana
71496,
 
Phone: (337) 238-1384
Fax: (337) 238-9902
E-mail: vernonclerk@bellsouth.net
Vernon Parish website »

Washington Parish

Courthouse, Main & Washington Sts.
P. O. Box 607
Franklinton,, Louisiana
70438,
Phone: (985) 839-4663
Fax: (985) 839-3116
E-mail: washparcoc@yahoo.com
Washington Parish website »

Webster Parish

410 Main St.
P. O. Box 607
Franklinton,, Louisiana
70438,
Phone: (985) 839-4663
Fax: (985) 839-3116
E-mail: washparcoc@yahoo.com
Webster Parish website »

West Baton Rouge Parish

850 Eighth St.
P. O. Box 107
Port Allen,, Louisiana
70767,
Phone: (225) 383-0378
Fmx: (225) 383-3694
E-mail: mark.graffeo@wbrclerk.org
West Baton Rouge Parish website »

West Carroll Parish

305 E. Main St.
P. O. Box 1078
Oak Grove,, Louisiana
71263,
 
Phone: (318) 428-3281
Fax: (318) 428-9896
E-mail: wcclerk@bellsouth.net

West Feliciana Parish

4785 Prosperity St.
P. O. Box 1843
St. Francisville,, Louisiana
70775,
 
Phone: (225) 635-3794
Fmx: (225) 635-3770
E-mail: wfelicianaclerk@bellsouth.net

Winn Parish

100 Main St.
Room 103
Winnfield,, Louisiana
71483,

Phone: (318) 628-3515
Fmx: (318) 628-3527
E-mail: winncoc@suddenlinkmail.com