Marriage License Information for Lincoln 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 924, Ruston, LA 71273-0924

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday -Friday.

Office Phone
(318) 251-5130
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?

$27.50, payable in cash

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:

The Marriage Department is responsible for issuing marriage licenses. Pursuant to applicable Louisiana statutes, applicants for marriage licenses must provide: A certified copy of their birth certificates If either party was previously married, you will need to show proof of how the marriage ended, I.E. a divorce judgment or a death certificate A Social Security card or a picture ID that has the Social Security number on it To purchase a marriage license without parental or court intervention, you must be at least 18 years of age. If either party is between the ages of 16 and 18, the signatures of both parents of that party are required. If either party is under the age of 16, a court order and signatures of both parents of that party are required in order to obtain a license.

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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