COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES
Last Updated Wednesday July 15, 2020 10:30am
OPEN 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LIMITED ACCESS AND SERVICES
ALL CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS PER STATE MANDATE.
STAFF REDUCTION (beginning Thur 6-25-20)
Due to an increase in cases in our community and the residual impact on our staff, we are returning to split shift. Many departments will be staffed at 50%. This may affect processing wait times, and in some cases, same day service may not be available.
PASSPORTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PASSPORT services have been suspended at our office until further notice.
For the latest information regarding passports, click HERE for the U.S. Dept of State’s website.
As of the date of this posting, passports were available at the Lake Charles Post Office on Main Street (across from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles).
MARRIAGE LICENSES (During Covid-19 / Adjusted Services)
NO WALK INS.
Brides/grooms must make an appointment with the Lake Charles/Courthouse office.
Lake Charles Office / Courthouse - (Call 337-437-3550) Ask for Recording Department / Marriage License appointments MAP
Upon arrival, applicants should have all required legal documents and methods of payment ready, as listed on the Marriage License info page.
Parties should complete the APPLICATION in advance. There are three options:
SHORTEST WAIT TIME - Submit application electronically prior to appointment.
LONGER WAIT TIME - Complete and print. Bring printed copy to appointment.
LONGEST WAIT TIME - Complete application during appointment.
No 24-hour waivers are being issued at this time.
Only bride/groom are allowed in employee area. Family remain outside - unless guardian signature required.
We are continuing to issue birth and death certificates at our Sulphur office.
The Sulphur Annex office is DRIVE THRU service only.
The Expungement Division will be by appointment only.
Due to increased safety measures, we may not be able to ensure a private consultation area.
JURY POOL / JURY SUMMONS
The court system has been dramatically impacted, with jury trials being delayed and rescheduled. Courts are adapting in various ways, and changes occur too frequently to post here.
For this reason, those who receive a jury summons should register regardless of appearance dates.
The online JUROR REGISTRATION SYSTEM will alert jurors via text/email whether or not to report on the date called.
All other protocols remain the same.