Lafourche Parish JP | About Us
The Function of this Court: Justices of the Peace are ex-officio Notaries Public, and therefore can provide many notarial services. Of course, Justices of the Peace may perform civil marriages. Couples should obtain a marriage license from the Clerk of Court’s office, and will need to have at least two witnesses present. Marriage ceremonies are scheduled by appointment. Justices of the Peace may also determine ownership and possession of movable property not exceeding $5,000 in value. This sometimes enables the court to clear up titles to automobiles and trailers. Finally, the Justice of the Peace serves to help citizens “know where to go.” We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction if we are unable to help with your specific problem.