Amy M. Patin 

Iberville Parish Clerk of Court

Amy M. Patin 

Iberville Parish Clerk of Court 

Marriage Licenses:

Marriage License: 

HOW TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE

 

The Iberville Clerk of Court’s Office provides marriage licenses. Following is information you will need to know before going to the Clerk’s office to purchase a marriage license:

 

•  There is a 72-hour waiting period after you purchase a marriage license.

•  Both the spouse (1) and spouse (2) must be at least 18 years of age.

•  If either the spouse (1) and spouse (2) is 16 or 17 years old, an officiant may not perform a marriage ceremony

in which a minor is a party unless the minor has the written consent to marry of either:

a. both of their parents,

b. the tutor of the person,

c. a person who has been awarded custody of the minor, or

d. The Juvenile Court, as provided in Article 1547, or

e. a waiver signed by one of the judges.

 

A minor under the age of 16 must also obtain written authorization to marry from the judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the parish in which the minor resides or the marriage ceremony is to be performed.

 

•  License is good for 30 days. After 30 days it expires.

•  Cost is $27.50 to be paid in cash only.

•  It takes about 15 minutes to type a license. The Clerk of Court’s office prepares marriage licenses from 8:30 a.m.

until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 

MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

A marriage license may be issued in any parish, regardless of where the ceremony is to be performed or where the parties reside (RS 9:222).

 

APPLICATION FORM; INFORMATION REQUIRED - (RS 9:224)

1. Must contain all information required on form (see application form – RS 9:223)

2. Each parties’ social security number or one of the following if not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.:

• Valid and unexpired passport from the country of birth, or

• Unexpired visa with Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

3. Must be signed in one of the following manners:

• Both parties before a notary or deputy clerk;

• One party before a notary and one party before a deputy clerk;

• Waiver signed by judge or justice of the peace (they must be in the territorial jurisdiction of the court) valid only

for the absent party;

• Military exception – individual appearing attaches a copy of the other’s military ID; only appearing party needs

to sign application.

 

DOCUMETS REQUIRED - (RS 9:225)

1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE (RS 9:226)

• If born in Louisiana:

o Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable), or

o Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was

made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

• If born outside of Louisiana but in a U.S. state or territory, (American Samoa, Guam, N Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands):

o Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form not allowed), or

o Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was

made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

• If born outside U.S. or its territories:

o Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and a valid and unexpired passport, or

o Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

o Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search

was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).

• Certified translation of birth certificate if certificate is in a language other than English:

o Must include sworn declaration of translator.

2. IDENTIFICATION:

• Valid and unexpired driver’s license, or

• A government issued identification card, or

• A valid and unexpired passport from the country of his birth, or

• An unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.

3. Written consent or court’s authorization for minor(s) to marry (if applicable)

4. Covenant Marriage Declaration (if applicable)

5. WAIVERS, if Applicable:

• 72-Hour Waiver, no change to process; (R. S. 9:242)

• Birth Certificate Waiver as described above; (R.S. 9:227 & 228)

• Waiver of Notarized Application as described above (9:224)