Vermont Marriage Laws

5141 - Proof of legal qualifications of parties; penalty

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Vermont Statutes ? Title 18: Health ? Part 6: Births, Marriages and Deaths ? Chapter 105: Marriage Records and Licenses 5141

Proof of legal qualifications of parties; penalty

(a) Before issuing a civil marriage license to an applicant, the town clerk shall satisfy himself by requiring affidavits or other proof that neither party to the intended marriage is prohibited from marrying by the laws of this state. (b) A clerk who fails to comply with the provisions of this section or who issues a civil marriage license with knowledge that the parties, or either of them, have failed to comply with the requirements of the laws of this state or a person who having authority and having such knowledge solemnizes such a marriage shall be fined not more than $ 100.00. (c) The affidavits herein referred to shall be in a form prescribed by the board and shall be attached to and filed with the marriage certificate in the office of the clerk of the town wherein the license was issued.

HISTORY: Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 1971, No. 184 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. March 29, 1972; 2009, No. 3, § 12a, eff. Sept. 1, 2009.

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