Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court

Recording/Marriage License/Passports


The recording department handles all mortgage, conveyance, UCC, and miscellaneous filings. We also prepare mortgage certificates, issue marriage licenses, and handle all oaths of office.  This office is also a Passport Acceptance Facility and we accept passport applications for processing.  

Marriage license and passport applications are only accepted from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily.  
For a complete list of recording fees, CLICK HERE
For cancellation forms, CLICK HERE
Effective 9/1/2014,  a $5.00 portal fee will be added to each instrument recorded in accordance with R.S. 13:754.

The following documents are necessary to purchase a marriage license:
  1. Certified copy of Birth certificate (if not available, you can purchase a certified copy in the bookkeeping department of this office)
  2. If either have been married before you must provide a certified copy of the divorce judgment or death certificate. 
Age requirements:
  1. 18 years or older, parental consent is not required.
  2. Between 16-18 years of age, signatures of both parents are required.
  3. Under 16 years of age, signatures of both parents AND a Court order is required.  
Please see attached marriage license questionnaire.  This form MUST be completed prior to purchasing your marriage license. Marriage licenses are $27.50 CASH ONLY and must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to the wedding, but can be purchased up to 30 days in advance.  The license is good for 30 days from date of purchase and must be used by that time.  NO REFUNDS ON UNUSED/EXPIRED LICENSES.   Certified copies of marriage licenses can be purchased after the ceremony for $7.00 each.

Mortgage certificates are done in the order they are received.  Please allow 3-5 days to receive your certificate. See attached recording fee schedule for a complete list of mortgage certificate fees.  If you have an account with our office you can fax or email your request for a mortgage certificate. 
Fax: 337-824-1354   
If you do not have an account, please send your request by mail or in person with payment. 

First time applicants MUST apply in person.  The following items are needed:
  • DS-11 form completed.  
    Passport forms can be picked up at the Clerk’s office or at Travel.State.Gov
  • Certified copy of birth certificate.  (May be obtained in this office if born in Louisiana)
  • Passport photo (2x2 photo taken specifically for passports)
  • Driver’s license as we will need to make a photo copy
  • Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by both parents or guardians with certified copies of all documents.  Applicants 16 or 17  years old must be accompanied by at least one parent.  Parents must bring driver’s license for identification.  
  • For a complete list of passport requirements and fees, go to Travel.State.Gov
  Or contact the Clerk’s office
     Phone: 337-824-1160