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Arizonia State Marriage Laws by ULCS

Arizona Revised Statutes

ARS 25-124

Persons authorized to perform marriage ceremony; definition

  • The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons who are authorized to marry:
    • Duly licensed or ordained clergymen.
    • Judges of courts of record.
    • Municipal court judges.
    • Justices of the peace.
    • Justices of the United States supreme court.
    • Judges of courts of appeals, district courts and courts that are created by an act of Congress if the judges are entitled to hold office during good behavior.
    • Bankruptcy court and tax court judges.
    • United States magistrate judges.
    • Judges of the Arizona court of military appeals.
  • For the purposes of this section, "licensed or ordained clergymen" includes ministers, elders or other persons who by the customs, rules and regulations of a religious society or sect are authorized or permitted to solemnize marriages or to officiate at marriage ceremonies.

ARS 25-111


Requirement of license and solemnization; covenant marriages

  • A marriage shall not be contracted by agreement without a marriage ceremony.
  • A marriage contracted within this state is not valid unless all of the following occur:
    • A license is issued as provided in this title.
    • The marriage is solemnized by a person authorized by law to solemnize marriages or by a person purporting to act in such capacity and believed in good faith by at least one of the parties to be so authorized.
    • The marriage is solemnized before the expiration of the marriage license.
  • The requirements of this section do not apply to the conversion of an existing marriage that is valid in this state to a covenant marriage that complies with the requirements of section 25-902.

Marriage License Agency: County Clerk
Common Law: No
Civil Union: No
Duration of Marriage Licence: 1 Year

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