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SECTION 11-C
Marriage officers
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 3
§ 11-c. Marriage officers. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of
section eleven of this article or any other law, the governing body of
any village, town, or city may appoint one or more marriage officers who
shall have the authority to solemnize a marriage which marriage shall be
valid if performed in accordance with other provisions of law. Nothing
herein contained shall nullify the authority of other persons authorized
to solemnize marriages.

2. The number of such marriage officers appointed for a municipality
shall be determined by the governing body of the municipality. Such
marriage officers shall be eighteen years of age or over, and they shall
reside in the municipality by which they are appointed. A marriage
officer shall have the authority to solemnize a marriage within the
territory of the municipality which makes the appointment.

3. A marriage officer may receive a salary or wage in an amount to be
determined by the governing body of the municipality which appoints him
or her. In the event that a marriage officer receives a salary or wage,
he or she shall not receive any remuneration or consideration from any
other source for performing his or her duties. In the event that a
marriage officer does not receive a salary or wage, he or she may accept
and keep up to seventy-five dollars for each marriage at which he or she
officiates, paid by or on behalf of the persons married.

4. The term of office of a marriage officer shall be as determined by
the governing body which makes the appointment but shall not exceed four
years. A marriage officer shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing
authority and may be removed from office with or without cause on ten
days written notice filed with the clerk of the municipality and sent by
registered mail return receipt requested to the marriage officer.