Code of the District of Columbia

§ 46–411. Consent of parent or guardian.

If any person intending to marry and seeking a license therefor shall be under 18 years of age, and shall not have been previously married, the said Clerk shall not issue such license unless a parent, or, if there be neither father nor mother, the guardian, if there be such, shall consent to such proposed marriage, either personally to the Clerk, or by an instrument in writing attested by a witness and proved to the satisfaction of the Clerk.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1392, ch. 854, § 1292; July 22, 1976, D.C. Law 1-75, § 5(a), 23 DCR 1182; Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 32, 23 DCR 2544.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-111.

1973 Ed., § 30-111.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Let Our Vows Endure Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-1, Jan. 11, 2019, 66 DCR 600).