Ouachita County, Louisiana

Where to file for a marriage license and minister licensing requirements in Ouachita County, Louisiana.

For the Couple

The following information is for couples who want to file for their marriage license in Ouachita County, Louisiana

Marriage License Info

Cost: $27.50

Waiting Period: 3 days before completing

Expiration: 30 Days

Return: Before Expiration

Marriage License Issuing Office

, LA

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For the Minister

The following information is for AMM ministers who want to know what the minister licensing requirements are in Ouachita County, Louisiana

Minister Licensing Summary

Minister Licensing Requirements: Minister Required to Register with Parish

Minimum Minimum Age: 18 Years

Minister's Residency: Irrelevant

Same Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

Minister Licensing Office

Minister Licensing Steps

All ministers in Louisiana are required to register with the Parish Clerk of Court's office in the Parish in which they plan to perform marriage. You do not need to be an Louisiana resident though you must be at least 18 years of age to qualify to perform marriage. Same-sex marriages are recognized in Louisiana.

Application Instructions

The application procedure varies by county however all Parish Clerk of Court's offices require a signed document from the minister's church to be submitted with their application. The most commonly requested documents are:

  1. Ordination Certificate
  2. Letter of Good Standing
  3. *Louisiana Marriage Officiant Registration Affidavit*

We recommend that you order your Louisiana Minister Licensing Package. It contains everything you need to register with any Parish Clerk of Court's office in Louisiana. Included in your package is your Letter of Good Standing (Signed and Notarized), Ordination Certificate, and instructional materials on how to conduct a wedding. We will also provide any additional paperwork if requested by the Parish Clerk of Court.

Some offices may also ask to see a copy of your Ordination Credential and/or a completed and notarized form titled "Louisiana Marriage Officiant Registration Affidavit". We have included a partially completed copy of the Affidavit in case it is required by the Parish that issued the marriage license.

If the Affidavit is required, you must complete the document in front of a notary and have the document notarized before submitting it to the Parish Clerk.

Standard shipping for all orders is 3-10 business days, depending on where in the country your package is being shipped. We also offer expedited shipping methods in case you are on a tighter timeline.

Filing Instructions

Once you have all your paperwork in order you need to mail your application to the appropriate Parish Clerk of Court's office:

Once you have received your paperwork from us, simply mail it to the Parish Clerk of Court's office. Based on past experience, the registration process should only take a few days and once registered you can perform marriage!