Marriage Department is responsible for issuing Marriage Licenses and
accepting applications for United States
Passports. Pursuant to applicable
Louisiana statutes, applicants for Marriage
Licenses must provide:
Certified copies of birth certificates for both parties:
- A foreign birth certificate must be translated into English by a certified translator. The foreign language originals must be submitted along with the original translations. Providing a translation is no guarantee that the birth certificate with be accepted and a license issued. The deputy clerk must be able to discern the document's facts.
A Social Security card or any legal document
that contains a FULL Social Security Number.
either party was previously married, that party will need to show proof of how
the immediately prior marriage ended; for example, a divorce judgment or a death
certificate of the former spouse.
purchase a marriage license without parental or court intervention you
must be at least 18 years old. If either party to the marriage is
between the ages of 16 and 18, the signatures of both parents of that
required. If either party is under the age of 16, a court order and
signatures of both parents of that party are required in order to
obtain a license.
Licenses must be purchased at least 72
hours in advance
of the ceremony.
A Marriage License expires 30 days from the
date of issue.
- The cost is $35.00, payable
in cash, check or money order to the Clerk of Court (This price includes
a Certified Copy of your recorded Marriage License).
***You may be interested in entering into a Covenant Marriage. Please see requirements here!***
Licenses obtained in Louisiana may only be used in Louisiana.
The Clerk of Court's Amite Office can now produce Louisiana Birth Certificates. Click the Birth Certificates link to the right for what is required.
certificate information may be found at Louisiana Vital Statistics.
You may also obtain birth certificate information by contacting the Baton Rouge or the New Orleans
office of Louisiana Vital Records at the address or phone number below.
| Vital Records -New Orleans Office
||Louisiana Vital Records - Baton Rouge Office
||Clerk of Court - Amite Office
|1450 Poydras 4th Floor (next to Superdome)
||353 North 12 Street
||We now offer Birth Certificates in our Amite Office
||110 N Bay Street
|New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
||Baton Rouge, LA 70804
||Amite, LA 70422