Marriage Licenses & Passports

The marriage license department is responsible for issuing marriage licenses and accepting applications for passports for submission to the U.S. Passport Agency.  The department also files and records notarial bonds and oaths of office.

Birth & Death Certificates: The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court does not provide birth certificate service.  Effective February 3, 2012, the Marrero Health Unit is no longer taking walk in requests for birth and death certificates. The Orleans Parish location (Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras St. Ste. 400, New Orleans) has walk in hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and will provide birth and death certificates for Jefferson and Orleans parishes.  That office may be contacted at (504) 593-5100.Consult the Bureau’s web site for more details:  La. Bureau of Vital Statistics.

You may reach the clerk of court’s West Bank Marriage License Department at (504) 364-2922 or (504) 364-2923 or the East Bank Marriage License Department at (504) 736-6393, or by e-mail: