Marriage license changes take effect

From Staff Reports

Deborah Hood Neal, circuit clerk for Webster County, announces that Senate Bill 2851 has changed some of the requirements for marriage licenses in Mississippi.

The bill, which went into effect July 1, includes these changes:

• Does away with three-day waiting period and blood test on marriage licenses. • Eliminates the notice by certified mail to the parents or guardians on those under 21. It requires instead the applicants present satisfactory evidence of consent to the marriage by the parents or guardians of the parties to the circuit clerk at time of application. • Eliminates the requirement that a girl under the age of 21 must apply in county of residence. • Section (f) changes the word Drunk to Intoxicated