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Vermont Statutes Annotated 18 V.S.A. § 5141

Proof of legal qualifications of parties; penalty

§ 5141. Confirmation of legal qualifications of parties; penalty ::: (a) At a minimum, before issuing a civil marriage license to an applicant, the town clerk shall review the license application to confirm that: (1) the information submitted therein does not facially indicate that the parties are prohibited from marrying by the laws of this State; and (2) the parties have certified to the veracity of the information in the application. (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, are prohibited from marrying or otherwise 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 (c) [Repealed.]

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; 2017, No. 46, § 42, eff. July 1, 2019.


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