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Oklahoma Statutes 43-36 - Issuance of license - Delivery to person officiating - Return to licensing authority.

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Issuance of license - Delivery to person officiating - Return to licensing authority.

Marriage licenses shall be issued to all applicants who are entitled under the laws of the State of Oklahoma to apply for a marriage license and to contract matrimony. Any person obtaining a marriage license from the court clerk shall deliver the license, within ten (10) days from the date of issue, to the clergy or other qualified person who is to officiate before the marriage can be performed. The license issued shall be returned by the clergy or other qualified person who officiated the marriage to the licensing authority who issued the same within five (5) days succeeding the date of the performance of the marriage therein authorized. Any person or persons who shall willfully neglect to make such return within the time above required shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each and every offense.

Added by Laws 1945, p. 138, § 6. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 333, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.

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