VERNON PARISH CLERK OF COURT
337-238-1384
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE
MARRIAGE

MARRIAGE LICENSE COSTS: $40.00 CASH

The following must be provided:

APPLICATION

-Both applicants must apply

-An application for license is available on this website or picked up at this office and competed in person at this office.

-Applications must be signed before a Deputy Clerk, Notary Public or Vital Records Registrar.

-Members of the US armed forces shall not be required to execute the application if a copy of the military ID card of the absent member is provided.

-In extenuating circumstances, the Judge may issue an order directing the Clerk to issue the license with the signature of one applicant.

-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.  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.

-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.

FOREIGN BIRTH

-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.

DRIVER'S LICENSE

-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.

LICENSE EXPIRATION

-The Marriage License expired 30 days from the date of issuance.  The ceremony must be performed prior to the expiration date. (LRS 9:235)

WAITING PERIOD

-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)

CEREMONY

-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

Ward 2
Rodney Haymon
337-239-9175
196 Holly Grove Rd 
Anacoco, La 71403

Ward 3
John W. Bonner
 337-286-5907
2055 Bonner Rd
Evans, La 70639

Ward 4
Arlene Cook
337-537-1967
207 Ray Cook Rd
Leesville, La 71446

Ward 5
Ellis Yeley
318-358-5351   cell: 318-481-1951
132 P. Lacaze Rd
Pitkin, La 70655

Ward 6
Justin Bonnette
337-383-7074
P.O. Box 522
Simpson, LA 71474

Ward 7
Javell "Pete" Johnson
337-884-4081
4935 Churchman Rd.
Pitkin, La 70656

Ward 8
Linda L. Smith
337-239-2425
P.O. Box 111
Slagle, La 71475