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Q: Notary marry you in Georgia? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Notary marry you in Georgia?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jamiedewayne-ga
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Posted: 26 May 2006 18:51 PDT
Expires: 25 Jun 2006 18:51 PDT
Question ID: 732756
We do not have a preacher to marry us. My grandfather is a notary
public. Can a notary marry you in Georgia?

Clarification of Question by jamiedewayne-ga on 26 May 2006 18:52 PDT
I need this answer within 2 days.
Subject: Re: Notary marry you in Georgia?
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 26 May 2006 19:14 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear jamiedewayne-ga 

Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. The
short answer is no. Under Georgia Code 19-3-30 the law states:

?The license shall be directed to any judge, including judges of state
and federal courts of record in this state, city recorder, magistrate,
minister, or other person of any religious society or sect authorized
by the rules of such society to perform the marriage ceremony; such
license shall authorize the marriage of the persons therein named and
require the judge, city recorder, magistrate, minister, or other
authorized person to return the license to the judge of the probate
court with the certificate thereon as to the fact and date of marriage
within 30 days after the date of the marriage. The license with the
return thereon shall be recorded by the judge in a book kept by such
judge for that purpose.?

Having said that, if your grandfather is a ?person of any religious
society or sect authorized by the rules of such society to perform the
marriage ceremony? (ie. Your grandfather is a deacon, elder or other
person in his church to whom the church will give the authority to
solemnize a marriage) then you may have found a legal and feasible

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Best regards;

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jamiedewayne-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thanks for responding so quickly. This is just the answer i needed! Thanks again!

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