Lafourche Parish JP | Marriages

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Lafourche Parish JP | Marriages


For couples interested in marriage information, our office can help. In order to be married, couples must obtain a marriage license from the local Clerk of Court’s office. The main office of the Clerk’s office is located at 303 West 3rd Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301. The Clerk’s office can provide great assistance by calling ahead of time to +1-985-447-4841.

Generally, couples must obtain a license no less than three days before the ceremony as there is a 72 hour waiting period. The waiting period can be waived, by a 17th judicial court judge. The better practice is to obtain the license about 2 weeks before the ceremony. The license expires at the end of 30 days.

Once a license is obtained, you may schedule an appointment for a wedding ceremony. Ceremonies may be performed in the office, upon request at any location.


Couples are welcome to sit down, review the basic ceremony in advance, and make additions and changes as they like. Ceremonies are certainly occasions for solemnity and seriousness. However, it is also a joyous day that will be remembered for years to come.


Please email the justice of the peace office at for information about scheduling.