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Act 180 of 1897
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Act 180 of 1897

AN ACT to provide for the issuance of marriage licenses and certificates without publicity in certain cases; and to provide criminal and civil penalties for violation of this act.

History: 1897, Act 180, Eff. Aug. 30, 1897 ;-- Am. 1983, Act 199, Imd. Eff. Nov. 7, 1983

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 551.201SectionIssuance of marriage license without publicity; conditions; application; notice; consent; exceptions; order.
Section 551.202SectionApplication for marriage license; form; fee; performing marriage ceremony; permit; record; marriage certificate; execution of papers in duplicate; delivery of marriage certificate to parties.
Section 551.203SectionPrivate file of papers and duplicates thereof; recordation of filing in private register; inspection of files and records; request and identification; court order.
Section 551.204SectionPrivileged communications; violation of confidence as misdemeanor; publicity as misdemeanor; penalties; libel action; neglecting to make proper return.