West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-203 - Register of marriages

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

Register of marriages

(a) The clerk of the county commission is required to maintain a suitable book to be used as a register of marriages. The clerk shall keep a complete record of the following information: (1) Factual information that relates to the eligibility of a person to obtain a marriage license: Provided, That if the license is issued because the female is pregnant, the pregnancy will not be noted by the clerk in the register of marriages; (2) Each marriage license issued by the clerk; and (3) An endorsement by a minister, priest, rabbi, or judge certifying that the marriage was solemnized. (b) The clerk shall index the register of marriages in the names of both parties to the marriage.

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