This table links towards the wedding guidelines associated with the states and tries to summarize a number of their points that are salient. Those thinking about the wedding law of the specific jurisdiction should review its law straight as opposed to count on this summary which might not be completely accurate or complete.
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|State||popular Law Marriage||chronilogical age of permission to marry||Medical exams||Marriage permit|
|Age with parental permission||Age without parental permission||Max. duration between exam and license||range of medical exam||Waiting period before license||Duration of permit credibility (expiration)|
|Alabama- Title 30, Chapter 1||Yes||16 a, b||18||–||–||–||thirty days|
|Alaska- Title 25, Chapter 5||No||16 c||18||–||–||3 times, d||three months|
|Arizona- Chapter 1, Article 1||No||16 c (2)||18||–||–||–||1 Arkansas- Title 9, Subtitle 2, § 11||No year||18||–||–||f||–|
|California- Family Code, §§ 300-500||No||b, g||18||1 month, d, h||–||–||ninety days|
|Colorado- §§ 14-2-105 thru 14-2-110||Yes||16 c||18||–||–||–||thirty days|
|Connecticut- Title 46b, § 815e||No||16 c (2)||18||–||i||4 days, d||65 days|
|Delaware- Title 13, Chapter 1||No||18||–||–||twenty four hours, j||1 month|
|Florida- Title 43, Chapter 741||No||16 a, ag ag e||18||–||–||–||60 times|
|Georgia- §§ 19-3-1 thru 19-3-68||No gg||16 ag ag e, k||18||–||i||3 times, l||thirty days|
|Hawaii- § 572||No||15 k||18||–||–||—-||thirty days|
|Idaho- § 32-301 thru 32-501||No gg||16 c||18||–||m, n||–||–|
|Illinois- Chapter 750, CS 5, Part II||No||16 o||18||–||p||one day||60 days|
|Indiana- Title 31, Article 11||No gg||17 e||18||–||q||–||60 days|
|Iowa- Chapter 595||Yes||16 k||18||–||–||3 times||–|
|Kansas- Chapter 23, Article 1||Yes||16 c (2)||18||–||–||3 times, d||a few months|
|Kentucky- Chapter 402||No||18 k||18||–||–||–||thirty days|
|Louisiana- Title IV, Chapter 1 (Civil Code 86)||No||18 c||18||10 times||–||–||–|
|Maine- Title 19, Chapter 23||No||16 c||18||–||–||3 times, d, f||ninety days|
|Maryland- §§ 2-201 thru 2-503||No||16 e, r||18||–||–||48 hours, d||six months|
|Massachusetts- Title III, Chapter 207||No||Male-14 k Female-12 k||18||3-60 days, s||–||3 times, f||60 times|
|Michigan- Chapter 551||No||16||18||–||–||3 times, d||33 days after application|
|Minnesota- Chapter 517||No||16 k||18||–||–||5 times, d||a few months|
|Mississippi- Title 93, Chapter 1||No||g, k||thirty days||t||3 times, d||–|
|Missouri- Chapter 451||No||15 u||18||–||–||–||thirty days|
|Montana- Title 40, Chapter 1||Yes||16 k||18||–||t||–||180 times|
|Nebraska- Chapter 42||No||17||19||–||i||–||12 months|
|Nevada- Title 11, Chapter 122||No||16 c||18||–||–||–||one year|
|brand brand New Hampshire- Title 43, Chapter 457||No||Male- 14 v Female- 13 v||18||–||–||3 times, d, f||3 months|
|New Jersey- Title 37||No||16 c, e||18||–||–||72 hours, d||30 times|
|brand New Mexico- Chapter 40, Article 1||No||16 ag e, u||18||30 times||t||–||–|
|brand New York- Domestic Relations (Chapter 14), Articles 1 and 2||No||16 v||18||–||w||24 hours||60 times|
|new york- Chapter 51||No||16 ag ag e||18||–||–||–||–|
|North Dakota- Chapter 14-03||No||16||18||–||–||–||60 times|
|Ohio- Title 31, Chapter 3101||No gg||Male-18 k Female-16 c, ag e||18||–||–||5 times, d, x||60 times|
|Oklahoma- 43-3||No gg||16 c, e||18||1 month, d||t||y||30 times|
|Oregon- Title 11-106||No||17 z||18||–||–||3 days, d||60 days|
|Pennsylvania- Title 23, Part 1||No gg||16 u||18||1 month||t||3 times, d||60 days|
|Rhode Island- Title 15, Chapters 15-1 thru 15-3||Yes||18||–||aa||–||a couple of months|
|sc- Title 20, Chapter 1||Yes||16 e||18||–||–||one day||–|
|Southern Dakota- Title 25, Chapters 1 and 2||No||16 ag ag e||18||–||–||–||20 times|
|Tennessee- Title 36, Chapter 3||No||16 u||18||–||–||3 times, d, bb||30 days|
|Texas- Title 1, Subtitles the and B||Yes||16 k, v||18||–||–||cc||30 days|
|Utah- Title 30, Chapter 1||Yes||16 a||18 dd||–||–||–||thirty days|
|Vermont- Title 15, Chapter 1||No||16 k||18||thirty days, d||t||one day, d||–|
|Virginia- Title 20, Chapter 2||No||16 a, e||18||–||ee||–||60 times|
|Washington- Title 26, Chapter 4||No||17 u||18||–||ff||3 times||60 days|
|western Virginia- Chapter 48, Article 1||No||18 ag e||18||–||t||3 times, d||–|
|Wisconsin- Chapter 765 thru 767||No||16||18||–||letter||5 times, d||30 days|
|Wyoming- Title 20, Chapter 1||No||16 u||18||–||i||–||–|
|District of Columbia- Division VIII, Title 46, Subtitle 1, Chapter 4||Yes||16 a||18||thirty days||t||3 times, d||–|
|Puerto Rico||No||Male-18 c, e, u Female-16 c, ag ag e, u||Male- 21 Female- 21 ag e||–||t||–||–|
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- (a) Parental consent maybe not needed if small was once hitched.
- (b) Other statutory demands use.
- (c) more youthful parties may marry with parental permission.
- (c) (2) Younger parties may marry with parental and judicial consent.
- (d) Waiting period may be prevented
- ( ag e) Younger parties may get permit in case there is maternity or birth of son or daughter.
- (f) Parties must register notice of intention to marry with neighborhood clerk.
- (g) No age restrictions
- (h) When unmarried guy and unmarried girl, perhaps perhaps not minors, happen residing together as man and wife, they could, without wellness certification, be hitched upon issuance of appropriate authorization.
- (i) Venereal infection and rubella (for feminine)
- (j) Residents, before termination of twenty-four hour waiting duration; non-residents, before termination of 96 hour period that is waiting.
- (k) Parental consent and/or permission of judge needed.
- (l) Unless parties are 18 several years of age or maybe more, or feminine is expecting, or candidates would be the moms and dads of the child that is living away from wedlock.
- (m) Rubella for female; there are specific exceptions, and district judge may waive medical assessment on proof that crisis exists.
- (letter) candidates must get all about AIDS and certify having see clearly.
- (o) Judicial permission might be offered whenever moms and dads will not consent.
- (p) Venereal conditions; test for sickle cellular anemia given at demand of examining doctor.
- (q) Any female that is unsterilized 50 must submit with application for permit a medical report stating whether she had immunological a reaction to rubella, or perhaps a written record that the rubella vaccine had been administered on or after her very very very first birthday celebration. Judge may by purchase dispense with one of these needs.
- (r) If events are in minimum 16 years of age, evidence of age and permission of events in individual are needed. In case a parent is sick an affidavit because of the parent that is incapacitated a doctor’s affidavit needed.
- (s) Doctor’s certification should be filed thirty days prior to see of intention.
- (t) Venereal diseases. In WV and okay, Circuit court judge might waive requirement
- (u) Younger parties may get permit in special circumstances.
- (v) Below chronilogical age of permission parties require parental permission and authorization of judge, no younger than 14 for men and 13 for females.
- (w) Tests for sickle mobile could be needed.
- (x) candidates under age 18 must suggest that they will have had wedding guidance.
- (y) If one or both events are underneath the age for wedding without parental permission, three time period that is waiting.
- (z) If a celebration does not have any parent living within state, and another celebration has residence in state for 6 months, no authorization needed.
- (aa) real assessment and bloodstream test required; offer of HIV counseling needed.
- (bb) Unless events are over 18 years old.
- (cc) 72 hour period that is waiting issuance of license.
- (dd) Authorizes counties to offer for premarital guidance as a prerequisite to issuance of permit to people under 18 and people formerly visit the site divorced.
- (ee) needed offer of HIV test, and/or needs to be given information about AIDS and tests available.
- (ff) No exam needed, but events must register affidavit of non-affiliction with contagious disease that is venereal.
- (gg) No common-law wedding may be entered into, however these states recognize common legislation marriages which were entered into before these dates:
- Georgia- joined into ahead of January 1, 1997 are recognized,
- Idaho- joined into just before January 1, 1997 are recognized,
- Indiana- joined into ahead of 1, 1958 are recognized january,
- Ohio- entered into ahead of October 10, 1991 are recognized,
- Oklahoma – entered into just before November 1, 1998 are recognized, present situation unclear,
- Pennsylvania- entered into ahead of September 17, 2003 (see PNC Bank Corp. v. W.C.A. B., 831 A.2d 1269 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003) or perhaps 1, 2005 (see 2004 House Bill No. 2719) are recognized january.
- (hh) minimal age for common-law wedding determined to be 12; legislature instituted minimum chronilogical age of 18 for marriages started on or after September 1, 2006
Supply: situated in component on a chart into the World Almanac and Book of Facts, World Almanac Books, 1999. Entries have already been updated through overview of the statutes and links included to allow direct assessment for the state statutes.