Who Returns The Marriage License?

An Introduction to the Marriage License

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MARRIAGE LICENSE INTRO

▸ What is a Marriage License? ▸ What is the Difference Between a Marriage License and Marriage Certificate? ▸ Who Files For The Marriage License? ▸ Where Does The Couple File For a Marriage License? ▸ How Much Does a Marriage License Cost?

▸ Who Returns The Marriage License?

▸ When Should The Marriage License Be Returned? ▸ How Do I Confirm The Wedding I Officiated is Legal? ◀︎ MARRIAGE LICENSE INTRO INDEX

Marriage License Return

Depending on the state, it can be the responsibility of the couple or the officiant to return the completed marriage license to its issuance office.

In most States the marriage license can be returned by mail, making it a moot point on whose responsibility it is to return the marriage license. In some states however, the marriage license needs to be returned in person by the couple or the officiant.

Specific instructions should be included with the marriage license when it is filed for by the couple. By the time you are ready to return the marriage license you should know how it is to be returned. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact the office that issued the license and ask them.

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