West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-202 - Endorsement and return of licenses by persons solemnizing marriage; duties of clerk pertaining thereto


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West Virginia Code ? Chapter 48: Domestic Relations ? Article 2: Marriages ? Part 2: Marriage License

Endorsement and return of licenses by persons solemnizing marriage; duties of clerk pertaining thereto


(a) The person solemnizing a marriage shall retain the marriage license and place an endorsement on it establishing the fact of the marriage and the time and place it was celebrated. (b) Before the sixth day of the month after the month in which the marriage was celebrated, the person who solemnized the marriage shall forward the original of the marriage license to the clerk who issued the license. (c) In the event that the marriage authorized by the license is not solemnized within sixty days from the date of its issuance, then the license is null and void. If the county clerk has not received the original license within sixty days after the expiration date on the license, the clerk shall notify each of the applicants of that fact, by certified mail, return receipt requested.

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