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Alaska State Marriage Law & Information

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Alaska Marriage Law

Alaska Statutes

7 AAC 05.590

The person solemnizing the marriage shall be responsible for completing the certificate, obtaining the necessary signatures, and filing it, in accordance with the instructions of the bureau. In case a religious validation ceremony follows a civil ceremony between the same two parties, a second certificate is not necessary. In any case where such second ceremony is held and a second certificate prepared and filed, it shall be marked "Religious Validation Ceremony - civil marriage performed on [date] giving the date thereof.

Sec. 18.50.270

Marriage Registration
(a) A certificate of marriage for each marriage performed in the state shall be filed with the local registrar of vital statistics of the registration district in which the marriage was performed within seven days of the marriage.
(b) The official who issues the marriage license shall prepare the certificate of marriage on forms prescribed and furnished by the bureau, as specified elsewhere in the statutes and in regulations adopted under this chapter.
(c) A person who performs a marriage shall complete the forms as specified elsewhere in the statutes or in regulations adopted under this chapter, and shall file the original certificate of marriage with the local registrar.
(d) An official issuing a marriage license shall report to the state registrar before the 11th day of each calendar month, on forms prescribed and furnished by the bureau, the information required concerning each marriage license issued during the preceding month.

Marriage License Agency: County Clerk
Common Law: No
Civil Union: No
Duration of Marriage Licence: 90 Days



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