GUIDELINES FOR ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSE

STATE OF LOUISIANA  -  CONCORDIA PARISH  

NO BLOOD TESTS REQUIRED

LOUISIANA RESIDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD

MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD

IF EITHER PARTY IS UNDER AGE MUST HAVE NOTARIZED PARENTAL

    CONSENT *see below

MARRIAGE LICENSE ————————————$27.50

3-DAY WAITING PERIOD WAIVER —————— $ 5.00

 

THE LICENSE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 TO 4:30 Monday—Friday, however we suggest you come in no later that 4:00 if possible, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete a marriage license application.

 

IDENTIFICATION: Picture ID such as a driver’s license along with a certified copy of your birth

certificates. You should know your Social Security numbers. You should know your  parent’s full name,

mother’s maiden name, and the states in which they were born.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT: Both bride & groom must appear in person at time of applying

 

*UNDERAGE: (Louisiana residents) If either party is 17 years of age, that child’s parents must appear with photo identification to sign waiver. If a parent has legal custody in a divorce, a certified copy of the judgment must be presented. If either party is 16 years of age or younger both sets of parents and the Judge will sign a waiver. (Mississippi residents) If either party is under 21 must have notarized parental consent.

 

PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Signed copy of divorce judgment or copy of death certificate.

 

COVENANT MARRIAGE: Both parties must apply in person for this license, and premarital counseling is required. Other forms must be filled out and signed in addition to the marriage license.

 

WAITING PERIOD: After license is issued there is a 3-day (72 hour) waiting period before parties can be married. However a waiver may be obtained from the Judge’s office. This waiver must be attached to the original license and given to the applicants.

 

EXPIRATION OF LICENSE: A Marriage license is valid for 30 days, if not used within this time frame, license is null and void. If another license is issued the cost is $27.50. See marriage license for date and time of expiration.

 

SIGNATURES: After license is completed and printed, all 3 copies must be signed individually by both parties and then Deputy Clerk will sign and stamp with seal. Two copies given to applicants and office will retain third copy and attachments with the exception of the 3 day waiver.

 

CEREMONY OFFICIANTS: Ministers of the Gospel, Priests of any denomination in regular communion with any religious society or a Justice of the Peace may perform marriages but must be registered in the State of Louisiana at the Clerk’s office or with the health department if in New Orleans. Both copies of license must be signed individually by all parties involved and returned to the Clerk’s office by the official performing the ceremony within 10 days after the ceremony for recordation.

 

CERTIFIED COPIES: If bride changes her name on driver’s license, social security card, etc., she will need a certified copy of the marriage license after it has been returned to the Clerk’s office and recorded.  These copies cost $6.00 each.

 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE:

#1     JUSTIN CONNER           FERRIDAY       318-719-1060    #4     JERRY STALLINGS       FERRIDAY       757-7613

#2     FRANK DUSON              VIDALIA          318-336-6134   #5A  CHARLES WHITE          DUNBARTON 757-8977

#3     RUSSELL WAGONER    VIDALIA          318-336-5803   #5B  LEVEAR BOOK               MONTEREY   386-7193