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Vermont Statutes Annotated 18 V.S.A. § 5142

Persons not authorized to marry

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2023: 18 V.S.A. § 5142 ::: Persons not authorized to marry ::: The following persons are not authorized to marry, and a town clerk shall not knowingly issue a civil marriage license, when: (1) either party is under 18 years of age; (2) party lacks capacity to understand the nature of the conduct at issue; (3) either party is 18 years of age or older and under guardianship, without the written consent of the party’s guardian; (4) the parties are prohibited from marrying under 15 V.S.A. § 1a on account of consanguinity or affinity; or (5) either party has a living spouse, as prohibited under 13 V.S.A. § 206.

HISTORY: Amended 1965, No. 194, § 10, eff. Feb. 1, 1967; 1967, No. 147, § 47, eff. Oct. 1, 1968; 1971, No. 90, § 13; 1973, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2009, No. 3, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 2009; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 98; 2017, No. 46, § 43, eff. July 1, 2019.); AMD April 2023, eff. July 1, 2023 HB0148


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