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Louisiana State Marriage Law & Information

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Louisiana Marriage Law

Louisiana Law

RS 9:202

Authority to perform marriage ceremony

A marriage ceremony may be performed by:

Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988; Acts 1997, No. 73, §1.

RS 9:201


An officiant is a person authorized by law to perform marriage ceremonies.

Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.

RS 9:204

Officiant other than judge; registration

An officiant, other than a judge or justice of the peace, may perform marriage ceremonies only after he registers to do so by depositing with the clerk of court of the parish in which he will principally perform marriage ceremonies, or, in the case of Orleans Parish, with the office of the state registrar of vital records, an affidavit stating his lawful name, denomination, and address.

Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.

Marriage License Agency: County Clerk
Common Law: No
Civil Union: No
Duration of Marriage Licence: No Expiration

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