North Carolina Marriage Laws

51?17 - Penalty for issuing license unlawfully


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North Carolina General Statutes ? Chapter 51: Marriage ? Article 2: Marriage Licenses

Penalty for issuing license unlawfully


Every register of deeds who knowingly or without reasonable inquiry, personally or by deputy, issues a license for the marriage of any two persons to which there is any lawful impediment, or where either of the persons is under the age of 18 years, without the consent required by law, shall forfeit and pay two hundred dollars ($200.00) to any parent, guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis, who sues for the same: Provided, that requiring a party to a proposed marriage to present a certified copy of his or her birth certificate, or a certified copy of his or her birth record in the form of a birth registration card as provided in G.S. 130?102, in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 51?8, shall be considered a reasonable inquiry into the matter of the age of such party.

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(R.C., c. 68, s. 13; 1871?2, c. 193, s. 7; Code, s. 1816; 1895, c. 387; 1901, c. 722; Rev., s. 2090; C.S., s. 2503; 1957, c. 506, s. 2.)


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