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Marriage License Information
To get married in New Orleans you are responsible for obtaining the marriage license from the State of Louisiana before the wedding ceremony. Either person may obtain the license from the State Office of Vital Records or other Parish Clerks of Court offices. The New Orleans Marriage License Office is now closed on Saturdays. Identification is required along with authentic copies of birth certificates and any divorce judgments. In some cities there is a three-day waiting period from the time the license is issued, it can be waived by a judge. In New Orleans for out of town visitors the Minister can waive the waiting period. No medical tests are necessary. The license is good for 30 days. You must present the license to the person doing the ceremony in advance as it requires the minister to complete some portions. A ceremony must be conducted before 2 adult witnesses who also sign the certificates. The cost of the license is just under $30.00 paid to the State. For further information on marriage licenses contact any of the offices listed below. The Algiers Office is closest to the French Quarter but you can get a Louisiana Marriage License at several offices in Metro New Orleans or any state Clerk of Courts Office. Best to call them for hours and details.
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There are many beautiful locations in New Orleans to perform a wedding ceremony, City Park, Audubon Park, Jackson Square, French Quarter, West End Park, or along the Lake Front. The City of New Orleans gives permission for the use of public places and each park has rules. The particular park should be contacted for permission to do a wedding in that park. The City of New Orleans should be contacted for permission to do a wedding at Jackson Square.
A clergyman, judge, or registered celebrant can perform a marriage ceremony. The ceremony must be before two adult witnesses. It can be religious, civil, simple or complex. You can choose your ceremony, officiant, and location in New Orleans.
Chaplain Jerry Schwehm has performed wedding ceremonies for 18 years in the greater New Orleans area. See his web page linked below for details and to have him perform your marriage ceremony in New Orleans.
ORLEANS PARISH - Wedding License:
The Orleans Parish Marriage License Office is currently located at the Jefferson Parish Health Unit at 111 N. Causeway Blvd. in Metairie, Louisiana, near the intersection of Airline Dr and Metairie Rd on way from the airport. Need a car to reach there.. The phone number is (504) 838-5100.
Marriage licenses are not issued on Saturdays, but you can obtain your marriage license in any Louisiana Parish as you drive into New Orleans.
Any other Parish Clerk of Court can issue a license. Check with Google for a MAP, and search Louisiana Clerks of Court..