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Performing a marriage as a Justice of the Peace.

Justices of the peace may perform marriage ceremonies once they take office. They are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies within the parish in which the court of that justice of the peace is situated, and in any parish within the same supreme court district, or in a parish which that has no justice of the peace court, except for Orleans Parish.


Justices of the peace cannot perform a marriage ceremony until they receive the parties’ marriage license.  A justice of the peace cannot rely solely on possession of a license as evidence that all the legal requirements regulating marriages have been satisfied. If a justice of the peace has knowledge of the existence of a defect regarding the proposed marriage, then the justice of the peace should not perform the marriage.

Marriage licenses must show the date and exact time of issuance on their face.386 These licenses are only valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance. Justices of the peace must not perform marriages after marriage licenses have expired. Marriage licenses must be executed in triplicate.


All marriage ceremonies must be performed in the presence of two competent witnesses.  Marriage certificates and licenses must be on a form approved by the state registrar of vital records. They must also contain information required by the registrar, state that a marriage actually took place, and must be signed.


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