Louisiana Marriage Laws

§253 - Disposition and recordation of marriage certificates

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Louisiana Revised Statutes - Title 9: Civil Code-Ancillaries - Code Title IV: Husband and Wife - Chapter 1: Marriage General Principles - Part V: Record Keeping

Disposition and recordation of marriage certificates

A. The officiant shall give one copy of the marriage certificate to the married parties. Within ten days after the ceremony, he shall file the other two copies of the certificate of marriage with the officer who issued the marriage license. B. Upon receipt of these copies, this officer shall sign them and note thereon the date the certificate was recorded by him. C. He shall forward to the state registrar of vital records, on or before the fifteenth day of each calendar month, one copy of each certificate of marriage filed with him during the preceding calendar month.

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Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988.

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