Marriage License Information for Calcasieu County, Louisiana

Below is all of the marriage license information you need in order to file in the county you will be married in. Please note that we have provided links to your county clerk’s official website as well as a link to the marriage license application form you will file.
Office Address

P. O. Box 1030, Lake Charles, LA 70602

Office Hours

8:30 am and 12:00 pm or 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 pm.

Office Phone
(337) 437-3550
Useful Links
County Website
Is a Blood Test Required?

Does one of us need to go in person to apply?
Both of you

How much is it?


What do I need to bring?

Certified birth certificate, valid U.S. Government issued pictured ID card and valid Social Security CARD

How To Apply:

Before you purchase your Marriage License, an identification waiver is required from the 14th Judicial District Judges Offices OR Family Court Judges Office. You will need a state issued ID (driver's licenses) or birth certificate to obtain this waiver. Their office is closed for lunch, so please visit between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 pm or 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 pm. This waives the law requiring us to keep your birth certificate.

When does It Expire:

After 30 days

Name Change:
Filing for a marriage license in the state of Louisiana does not cause your or your spouse’s last name to automatically change. Online name change services are available to guide you through the married name change process if you opt to change your name.

Same Sex Couple:
Use this online resource for more information about your state’s marriage legislation.

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