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IC 31-11-6-1 - Persons authorized to solemnize marriages


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Indiana Code - Title 31: Family Law and Juvenile Law - Article 11: Marriage - Chapter 6: Authority to Solemnize Marriages

Persons authorized to solemnize marriages


Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following: (1) A member of the clergy of a religious organization (even if the cleric does not perform religious functions for an individual congregation), such as a minister of the gospel, a priest, a bishop, an archbishop, or a rabbi. (2) A judge. (3) A mayor, within the mayor's county. (4) A clerk or a clerk-treasurer of a city or town, within a county in which the city or town is located. (5) A clerk of the circuit court. (6) The Friends Church, in accordance with the rules of the Friends Church. (7) The German Baptists, in accordance with the rules of their society. (8) The Bahai faith, in accordance with the rules of the Bahai faith. (9) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in accordance with the rules of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (10) An imam of a masjid (mosque), in accordance with the rules of the religion of Islam.

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As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.34-1999, SEC.1.


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