West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-505 - Unlawful solicitation of a celebration of marriage


Related Pages

APPLY FOR ORDINATION

West Virginia Code ? Chapter 48: Domestic Relations ? Article 2: Marriages ? Part 5: Offenses and Penalties

Unlawful solicitation of a celebration of marriage


(a) It is unlawful for any religious representative in any manner to solicit the celebration of a marriage ceremony. (b) It is unlawful for a religious representative to give anything of value, directly or indirectly, as a reward to any person who may accompany, bring, send or direct the holders of a marriage license to the religious representative. (c) If a person violates the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, his or her license to celebrate marriages shall be revoked, and no such license shall thereafter be issued to the person. It is the duty of the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the violation occurs to institute proceedings in the circuit court to revoke the license. Reasonable notice of proceedings to revoke a license shall be given to the licensee. The court shall determine all questions of law and fact.

◀︎ Back to West Virginia Marriage Laws ︎︎︎︎︎◀︎ Back to Marriage Laws Home




Law Reference:
48-2-505


Law Tag:



Will You
Marry Us?

The wedding gift package revolutionizing how you choose your officiant!

Learn More

Signature
Wedding Officiant Package

Everything you need to Officiate Weddings like pro!

Learn More

Minister Ordination
Package

Our most popular package contains everything you need to officiate your first wedding.

Order Now

Ocean
Conservancy

AMM supports Ocean Conservancy. Check them out!

Donate Now
APPLY FOR ORDINATION