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Act 128 of 1887
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Act 128 of 1887

AN ACT establishing the minimum ages for contracting marriages; to require a civil license in order to marry and its registration; to provide for the implementation of federal law; and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act.

History: 1887, Act 128, Eff. Sept. 28, 1887 ;-- Am. 1951, Act 37, Eff. Sept. 28, 1951 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 333, Imd. Eff. Aug. 10, 1998

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 551.101SectionMarriage license; requirements; place to obtain, delivery to person officiating.
Section 551.102SectionBlank form for marriage license and certificate; preparation, contents, and distribution; furnishing blank forms of affidavit of competency; filing affidavit; electronic filing; license as matter of record; transmission to department of community health; social security number; application exempt from disclosure.
Section 551.103SectionPersons capable of contracting marriage; age requirement; proof of age; filling out license; written consent; compliance; filing consent; signing, certification, and copy of license; fee; allocation for family counseling services; return and disposition of unexpended funds; waiver of fee; additional fee for nonresidents; delivery of license and certificate to officiating individual; recording information; forwarding licenses and certificates to state registrar; imposition of fee by certain charter counties.
Section 551.103aSectionMarriage license; time of delivery; solemnization of marriage required.
Section 551.104SectionCertificate completion; officiating person duty; original license return; record.
Section 551.105SectionCounty clerk; violation of act, misdemeanor, penalty.
Section 551.106SectionPerson officiating at marriage; violation of act, misdemeanor, penalty.
Section 551.107SectionFailure to return certificate; misdemeanor, penalty.
Section 551.108SectionMarriage license; false statement in application, perjury.
Section 551.109SectionFiling reports of marriage; record.
Section 551.110SectionLicense, certificate or certified copy record as evidence.
Section 551.111SectionLicense or certificate errors; evidence, correction.
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