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Marriage License Information

Applications must be made in person by both parties.

Locations

Marriage Licenses are issued at the following locations in East Baton Rouge Parish, open 7:30 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays:
 

Downtown Clerk of Court

Department: Public Service Department
Address: East Baton Rouge Parish City Hall/Governmental Building
222 St. Louis Street, Room B115
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: (225) 389-3950

 

Clerk of Court Airline Highway Branch Office

Department: Public Service Department
Address: 9050 Airline Highway (in former Woman's Hospital Admissions Entrance)
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone Number: (225) 293-2933

 

Marriage Licenses are issued at the following location in East Baton Rouge Parish, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays:

 

Baker Municipal Annex

Address: 1320 Alabama Street
Baker, LA 70714
Phone Number: (225) 778-1866
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing in order to allow time for processing.

If you are applying at the Baker office, please call in advance to ensure that applications can be issued at your preferred arrival time.

General Information

Marriage Licenses obtained in East Baton Rouge Parish are valid only for ceremonies performed in Louisiana; however, applicants do not need to be Louisiana residents.

A 24 hour waiting period between time of issuance of the Marriage License and the ceremony applies.  Marriage Licenses are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance.

Forms:

Current Marriage Requirements

Online Application Worksheet

Application for Marriage License

Officiant Registration Affidavit​

Declaration of Intent

Affidavit and Attestation

Declaration of Intent (For Couples Who Are Already Married)​

Affidavit and Attestation (For Couples Who Are Already Married)​

Age Requirement

Applicants must be 18 years of age to obtain a marriage license without judicial consent. If either applicant is under
18 years of age (and there are not more than three years difference in age between the applicants), a court order is
required in addition to the written concurrence of his/her father and mother, or the parent having his/her legal
custody, or of the tudor of his/her person. The applications are urged to seek the advice of an attorney, as a court
hearing and judicial interview is required. If either applicant is under 18, the clerk of court cannot under any
circumstance issue a marriage license if there are more than three years difference in age between the applicants.
Per Louisiana law, persons under 16 years of age may not marry under any circumstances, effective August 1, 2019
per Act 401 of the 2019 Legislative Session.

 

Covenant Marriage

Birth Certificates

Certified copies of birth certificates can be obtained from the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office and from the Vital Records Registry for the state or country of your birth. If you were born in Louisiana contact:

 

EBR Clerk of Court (WALK-INS ONLY)

Governmental Building/City Hall

Address:222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: (225) 389-5277

 

 

Vital Records Registry

Address: 325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone Number: (504) 219-4500

 

 

Health Unit(Kiosk Only)

Address: 353 N. 12th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: (225) 242-4864


An applicant who has legally changed his/her name must present a birth certificate with the corrected name.

If your birth certificate is not in English, you must also present a notarized translation.

If Vital Records is unable to locate your birth certificate, you must: 1) present a certificate from the Vital Records agency in the parish/county in which you were born attesting to the search, and 2) a waiver from a Justice of the Peace, City Court Judge, Family Court Judge, Juvenile Court Judge or District Court Judge in East Baton Rouge Parish.

 

Death Certificates

Certified copies of death certificates can be obtained from the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office and Vital Records Registry for the state or country where the death occurred. For Louisiana Records:

 

EBR Clerk of Court (WALK-INS ONLY)

Governmental Building/City Hall

Address:222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: (225) 389-5277

 

 

Vital Records Registry

Address: 325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone Number: (504) 219-4500

 

Judgments of Divorce

To obtain a certified copy of a judgment of divorce, contact the court of jurisdiction in the state and parish/country in which you obtained the divorce.  If the judgment was obtained in East Baton Rouge Parish, our Public Service Department can assist you at (225) 389-3950.

If the judgment was obtained in another parish in Louisiana, contact the Clerk of Court in that parish for information.  The Other Clerks link will provide you with a statewide contact list for Louisiana.

 

Questions & Further Information

If you have any questions, please call our Downtown office at (225) 389-3950 or our Airline branch office at (225) 293-2933 and someone will be happy to assist you.

 

Notices
The Elections Department is actively seeking new commissioners to work precincts around the parish. Classes will be held in late July. Download the general informational brochure here and call (225) 295-4765 for more information about the upcoming classes.
 
Precinct Update Information for East Baton Rouge Parish Here

 

The East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office is now offering the availability of Birth and Death Certificates at our Downtown location in City Hall only from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Certificates are available on a walk-in basis only.  No appointment is necessary.  Click here for more information.

 

Effective March 1, 2019, credit card payments will be accepted in our Suit Accounting Department for suit filing. 
The percentage rate cost for credit card payments will be 3.5%. 
Please contact the Administrative Accounting Department at (225) 389-5121 if you need further information about your account.