4765.05 Marriage license; by whom issued.
No person may be joined in 5
marriage within this state until a marriage license has been obtained for that 6
purpose from the county clerk of the county in which one of the parties
7for at least 30 days immediately prior to making application therefor resides
. If both 8
parties are nonresidents of the state, the marriage license may be obtained from the 9
county clerk of the county where the marriage ceremony is to be performed. If one 10
of the persons is a nonresident of the county where the marriage license is to issue, 11
the nonresident's part of the application may be completed and sworn to or affirmed 12
before the person authorized to accept marriage license applications in the county 13
and state in which the nonresident resides.”.
(a) Each applicant for a marriage license shall present satisfactory, 4
documentary proof of identification and residence and shall swear to or affirm the 5
application before the clerk who is to issue the marriage license or the person 6
authorized to accept marriage license applications in the county and state where the 7
party resides. The application shall contain the social security number of each party, 8
as well as any other informational items that the department of health services 9
directs, but the clerk may not require an applicant to present his or her social security
10card issued by the federal social security administration
. The portion of the marriage 11
application form that is collected for statistical purposes only shall indicate that the 12
address of the marriage license applicant may be provided by a county clerk to a law 13
enforcement officer under the conditions specified under s. 765.20 (2).”.
(intro.) Marriage may be validly solemnized and contracted in this 17
state only after a marriage license has been issued therefor, and only by the mutual 18
declarations of the 2 parties to be joined in marriage that they take each other as 19
husband and wife, made before an authorized officiating person and in the presence 20
of at least 2 one
competent adult witnesses witness
other than the officiating person. 21
The following are authorized to be officiating persons:”.