North Dakota Marriage Laws

14-03-21 - Return of license and certificate - Duplicate delivered to persons married - Records kept - Penalty

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North Dakota Century Code ? Title 14: Domestic Relations and Person ? Chapter 3: Marriage Contract 14-03-21

Return of license and certificate - Duplicate delivered to persons married - Records kept - Penalty

When a person authorized by law solemnizes a marriage, that person shall fill out and sign the certificate following the license in duplicate, giving the person's official title, or if a minister of the gospel or priest, the ecclesiastical body with which the minister or priest is connected. The original copy of the certificate and license must be returned to the official who issued the license within five days after the date of the solemnization of the marriage and the duplicate copy must be immediately delivered to the persons married. The official shall file the original copy and retain it as an official record. Any person who willfully neglects to make such return within the time required is subject to the penalty provided in section 14-03-28.

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