Tennessee Marriage Laws
36-3-106 - Consent of parent, guardian, next of kin, agency or custodian
(a) When either applicant is under eighteen (18) years of age, the parents, guardian, next of kin or party having custody of the applicant shall join in the application, under oath, stating that the applicant is sixteen (16) years of age or over and that the applicant has such person's consent to marry. (b) If the applicant is in the legal custody of any public or private agency or is in the legal custody of any person other than a parent, next of kin or guardian, then such person or the duly authorized representative of such agency shall join in the application with the parent, guardian or next of kin stating, under oath, that the applicant is sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age and that the applicant has such person's consent to marry. This subsection (b) does not apply to applicants who are in the legal custody of the department of mental health or the department of intellectual and developmental disabilities.◀︎ Back to Tennessee Marriage Laws ︎︎︎︎︎◀︎ Back to Marriage Laws Home
Acts 1937, ch. 81, § 3; C. Supp. 1950, § 8414.3; modified; Acts 1959, ch. 124, § 2; 1972, ch. 545, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-408; Acts 1987, ch. 131, § 1; 2000, ch. 947, § 6; 2010, ch. 1100, § 46.