Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Solemnization

Persons Who May Prepare Declaration Of Marriage

40-1-312. Persons who may prepare declaration of marriage. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a declaration of marriage must be prepared by:

(a) a party to the marriage; or

(b) a person who is licensed to practice law in the state of Montana.

(2) (a) The office of vital records of the department of public health and human services shall develop a standard declaration of marriage form. The form must conform with the requirements of 40-1-311 and must be notarized.

(b) The department shall provide the standard form to the clerks of district courts.

(c) Each clerk of district court shall make the standard form available for use by members of the public.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 275, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 48-130.1; amd. Sec. 1559, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 214, L. 2019.