Anyone who intends to perform marriages in St. Charles Parish must register with the marriage department before performing the ceremony. The Clergy or Officiant of the ceremony must complete and submit a Clergyman Affidavit with the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court. The Clergyman Affidavit is available online or can be picked up at the office. The Clergyman Affidavit must be notarized and accompanied with a valid driver’s license or state issued ID. The notary fee will be $10.00, or may be notarized by any licensed Notary Public. This form must be submitted with original ordination papers or credentials. These may be presented in person at the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s office, located in the Hahnville Courthouse.
Members of the clergy also must submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their name and location of their affiliated church or place of worship.