Tennessee Code 36-3-104

Conditions precedent to issuance of license.

(a) A county clerk or deputy clerk shall not issue a marriage license until the applicants make an application in writing, stating the names, ages, current addresses, and social security numbers of both of the proposed contracting parties. An applicant under eighteen (18) years of age must also include the name and current address of the parents, guardian, or next of kin of the applicant. The application must be sworn to by both applicants. Should either individual be incarcerated, the inmate must not be made to appear but shall submit a notarized statement containing the inmate's name, age, current address, and social security number. If an applicant has a disability that prevents the applicant from appearing, the applicant may submit a notarized statement containing the applicant's name, age, current address, and social security number. (2) (A) If an applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation, the applicant shall submit: (i) A notarized statement containing the applicant's name, age, address in the United States, if applicable, and the names and addresses of the applicant's parents, guardian, or next of kin; (ii) A certified copy of the applicant's deployment orders; and (iii) An affidavit from the battalion, ship, or squadron commander, as applicable, notarized by the judge advocate stating that the applicant is deployed. (B) A person submitting a statement under subdivision (a)(2)(A) who intends to appear for the marriage ceremony via video conferencing pursuant to § 36-3-302(b) must indicate such intention in the statement. (b) [Deleted by 2019 amendment.]

Acts 1937, ch. 81, § 2; C. Supp. 1950, § 8414.2; modified; Acts 1959, ch. 124, § 1; 1965, ch. 59, §§ 1, 2; 1971, ch. 60, §§ 1, 2; 1976, ch. 755, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-406; Acts 1993, ch. 418, § 2; 1994, ch. 639, § 1; 1995, ch. 241, §§ 1, 2; 1997, ch. 551, § 30; 2017, ch. 397, § 1; 2019, ch. 93, § 3.; Amended 2024 Pub. Ch. 608

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