MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS



  • 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).
  • 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 bridge or groom must appear in person.

 

ORLEANS PARISH MARRIAGE OFFICE
1010 Common Street, Suite 1245
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Ph: 504-568-3620
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm 
Mon-Fri (except state holidays)
ORLEANS PARISH MARRIAGE OFFICE

For map and directions [CLICK HERE

SECOND CITY COURT - ALGIERS POINTE COURTHOUSE
(walking distance from the Canal St./Algiers Ferry)
225 Morgan Street
New Orleans, LA  70114
Tel: 504-368-4099
Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm 
(Please arrive before 2:15pm)
Mon-Fri (except state holidays)

For map and directions [CLICK HERE]

CONFIRM REQUIREMENTS WITH MARRIAGE LICENSE
OFFICE AT 504-568-3620

COPY OF ORLEANS MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

  • Instructions for ordering Marriage Certificates [HERE]
  • Application for Certified Copy of Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate [HERE]
  • Marriage Officiant Registration Affadavit [HERE]


Second-line Street Parade Permit Information (updated July 15, 2008)

  • The application for parade permit (in accordinance with Ordinance Number 17271MCS38:27) cost is $50.25.
  • The City of New Orleans will only accept a cashier’s check or money order payable to the City of New Orleans.
  • A parade permit is good anywhere in Orleans Parish.
  • The parade route along with the size of the parade will determine the amount of police officers needed for the parade escort.
  • The cost per officer for a second-line parade escort is $100.00 (cash preferred due on the day of the wedding).
  • For more information on your wedding second line parade or police escorts, please contact Officer Don Powers at 504-343-5890 or donp1961@aol.com

UNIQUELY NEW ORLEANS WEDDING SETTINGS

  • Historic Homes/Plantations
  • French Quarter Courtyard
  • Private Gardens
  • Hotels
  • Mississippi Riverboats
  • Churches (choose from more than 900)
  • Lake Pontchartrain boats, yachts
  • Botanical Gardens - City Park
  • Jackson Square - 504-658-2176 call for details
  • Guidelines for Photography and Weddings in Jackson Square


HONEYMOONING IN  NEW ORLEANS

  • Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Quaint Inns
  • Plantation Cruises
  • Romantic Restaurants (choose from more than 1,200)
  • Big Easy Music (classy clubs, brassy cabarets, and quiet hideaways)