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 TERREBONNE PARISH CLERK OF COURT

Honorable Theresa A. Robichaux

Clerk of Court

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OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017 IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.  WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 1, AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEARS.

Marriage License Department

THE MARRIAGE LICENSE DEPARTMENT ONLY ACCEPTS CASH FOR PAYMENT.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS IN THIS DEPARTMENT.


The Marriage License Department is now located at 310 Church St.,
directly across the street on the west side of the Old Courthouse building.


Phone: 985.873.8376

Fax: 985.868.5143


Supervisor: Becky Usie

 

The Marriage License/Birth Certificate Department is responsible for the issuance of Marriage Licenses and certified copies of Birth Certificates and issuance of birth cards.

 

Pursuant to applicable Louisiana Statutes, applicants for a Marriage License must meet the following requirements:

 

  1. State certified copy of either a birth certificate or birth card for both parties.   If either party was born out of the country, a translated notarized birth certificate along with a valid state ID card or driver’s license.

  2. Proof of age-applicants must be 18 years old or older. (See #11 below)

  3. If either applicant is between the ages of 16 and 18, the signature of both parents is required.   If younger than 16 years of age, written consent of both parents and written permission from a Judge is required.

  4. Licenses must be purchased at least 72 hours in advance of the ceremony.

  5. A Marriage License expires thirty (30) days from the date of issue if not used.*

  6. Licenses obtained in Louisiana may only be used in Louisiana.

  7. Fees: The cost is $40.00, plus $5 for any additional attachments (waiver, translation, divorce judgment, etc.)-cash only.   Checks are not accepted.   No credit cards accepted.

  8. A medical certificate is not required.

  9. A copy of death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

  10. Original driver's license, passport, or government issued identification.



BEFORE YOU COME IN OR CALL, CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE!

CLICK HERE  TO PRINT OUT THE APPLICATION TO FILL OUT BEFORE YOU COME IN TO OUR OFFICE.

  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS UNDER ACT 419 OF 2017 REGARDING CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.

Note: All marriage licenses must be returned to the Clerk of Court’s Office within thirty (30) days of issuance.

*A marriage license expires and becomes invalid at midnight thirty (30) days after the date of issuance.
If the service is postponed, you must turn in the old license and purchase a new one.

COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT

 

To apply for a marriage license under the Covenant Marriage Act, the couple must comply with all of the above requirements as stated above for a Marriage License.   In addition, the couple must receive premarital counseling from clergy of any religious sect or from a professional marriage counselor, which counseling includes:

 

  • A discussion of the seriousness of Covenant Marriage.

  • The obligation of a Covenant Marriage to take reasonable efforts to preserve the marriage if marital difficulties arise.

  • That each party has read the pamphlet entitled “The Covenant Marriage Act” developed and promulgated by the Office of the Attorney General.

  • A Declaration of Intent (see below for form) must be signed by the clergy or counselor and brought to the Office of the Clerk of Court.

 


Click here for the forms.


A marriage license will then be issued and stamped “Covenant Marriage”.


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