Pennsylvania Marriage Laws

1504 - Returns of marriages


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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes ? Title 23: Domestic Relations ? Part 2: Marriage ? Chapter 15: Marriage Ceremony

Returns of marriages


(a) General rule.--The original marriage certificate shall be signed by the person solemnizing the marriage and given to the parties contracting the marriage. The duplicate certificate shall be signed by the person or by a member of the religious society, institution or organization solemnizing the marriage and returned for recording within ten days to the court which issued the license. (b) Marriage performed by parties.--If the marriage was solemnized by the parties themselves, the original certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage, attested by two witnesses and retained by the parties contracting the marriage. The duplicate certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage, attested by the same two witnesses and returned for recording within ten days to the court issuing the license.

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