Montana Marriage Laws

40-1-201 - License application

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Montana Code Annotated - Title 40: Family Law - Chapter 1: Marriage - Part 2: License Provisions

License application

(1) A Montana resident may not be joined in marriage within this state until a license has been obtained for that purpose from a clerk of the district court. (2) A license authorizes a marriage ceremony to be performed in any county of this state. (3) If both parties are nonresidents of the state, the license may be obtained from the clerk of the district court of the county where the marriage ceremony is to be performed. If one of the persons is a nonresident of the county where the license is to issue, the nonresident's part of the application may be completed and sworn to or affirmed before the person authorized to accept license applications in the county and state in which that person resides.

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History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 232, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 33, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 48-146; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 42, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1557, Ch. 56, L. 2009.

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