Departments / ServicesHome » Departments / Services Birth Certificates To apply for a Louisiana birth certificate you must appear in-person at the Clerk’s Office Civil Services Prior to filing any motions, please call the Civil Services office. A list of fees is available on our Civil Service page. Elections The Clerk of Court is the chief election officer of the parish, the custodian of the voting machines, and a member of... Genealogy Most records begin 1871. Information can be researched at the office of the Clerk of Court during regular business hours. Marriage Licenses Marriage Licenses cost $40. View a list of requirements and documents on our Marriage License page. Recording For more information on Recording Fees, Electronic Recording services, and Online Access, please visit our Recording page.