MARRIAGE LICENSE COSTS: $40.00 CASH
The following must be provided:
-It is preferred that both applicants appear, however, one person may obtain the license as long as all documentation is provided
-An application for a marriage license is available on this website or picked up at this office and completed in person at this office.
-Applications must be signed before a Deputy Clerk, Notary Public or Vital Records Registrar.
-The number of former marriages for each party and whether divorced must be provided.
-If either party was previously married a certified copy of the last divorce decree must be provided.
- If marriage ended in death, a copy of the death certificate must be provided.
-Social Security number for each party.
-If a party is not a US citizen or lawful resident, this party must submit a valid and unexpired passport from the country of birth or an unexpired visa and U.S. Form I-94. If those documents cannot be provided, you may provide a Certificate of Naturalization by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Authority.
-A certified copy of the birth certificate under seal of the State or US territory.
-Addresses and Parish of residence for both parties must be provided.
-The highest level of education completed must be provided.
-An applicant born outside the US or territory of the US, must submit a copy of their birth certificate under raised seal or stamp by their proper registration authority.
-If the birth certificate is not in English, in addition, a translated copy which contains a sworn declaration by the translator that he/she is fluent in the language of birth and of the translation and the translation is true and accurate.
-Also, a valid and unexpired passport or visa, with a US Form I-94.
RECORD OF NO BIRTH
-If no birth record exists, a letter by the proper registration authority of the state, territory or country of birth, under raised seal or stamp must be submitted. The letter must state that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located. The letter and proof of birth facts must be submitted to the Judge.
-The Judge may waive the birth certificate (if no record) of an applicant born in any state or territory of the US.
-A valid and unexpired driver's license, government issued ID or valid unexpired passport from the country of birth or an unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94.
-The Marriage License expired 30 days from the date of issuance. The ceremony must be performed prior to the expiration date. (LRS 9:235)
-The parties must wait 72 hours from the time/date of issuance before they wed, unless a waiver is obtained from the District Judge or Justice of the Peace. The waiver must be obtained prior to the ceremony and then attached to the license and filed with the Clerk. (LRS 9:242)
-A Minister of the Gospel, Justice of the Peace may perform the ceremony. A license to marry in Louisiana must be used with the territorial limits of the State of Louisiana. Two witnesses of full age must also sign the certificates. (LRS 9:244)
CONSANGUINEOUS OR ADOPTIVE RELATIONSHIP
-Civil Code Article 90 prohibits marriage within the 4th collateral degree. You must not be related by blood or adoption.
PLEASE CONTACT THIS OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
196 Holly Grove Rd
Anacoco, La 71403
John W. Bonner
2055 Bonner Rd
Evans, La 70639
207 Ray Cook Rd
Leesville, La 71446
318-358-5351 cell: 318-481-1951
132 P. Lacaze Rd
Pitkin, La 70655
P.O. Box 522
Simpson, LA 71474
Javell "Pete" Johnson
4935 Churchman Rd.
Pitkin, La 70656
Linda L. Smith
P.O. Box 111
Slagle, La 71475
The Vernon Parish Clerk of Court will be closed December 25th and 26th for the Christmas Holiday and January 1st and 2nd for New Years.