Vermont Statutes Annotated 5168

Correction of civil union certificate

18 V.S.A. § 5168. Correction of civil union certificate ::: (a) Within six months after a civil union is certified, the town clerk may correct or complete a civil union certificate, upon application by a party to a civil union or by the person who certified the civil union. The town clerk shall certify that such correction or completion was made pursuant to this section and note the date. The town clerk may refuse an application for correction or completion; in which case, the applicant may petition the Probate Division of the Superior Court for such correction or completion. (b) After six months from the date a civil union is certified, a civil union certificate may only be corrected or amended pursuant to decree of the Probate Division of the Superior Court in the district where the original certificate is filed. (c) The Probate Division of the Superior Court shall set a time for a hearing and, if the court deems necessary, give notice of the time and place by posting such information in the Probate Division of the Superior Court office. After a hearing, the court shall make findings with respect to the correction of the civil union certificate as are supported by the evidence. The court shall issue a decree setting forth the facts as found and transmit a certified copy of the decree to the State Registrar. The State Registrar shall transmit the same to the appropriate town clerk to amend the original or issue a new certificate. The words “Court Amended” shall be typed, written, or stamped at the top of the new or amended certificate with the date of the decree and the name of the issuing court.

HISTORY: Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.; 2017, No. 46, § 58, eff. July 1, 2019.

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