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(a) The Secretary shall collect, index, and safeguard the marriage, divorce, and annulment records that clerks of court file as provided by law.
(b)(1) The Secretary may change a marriage, divorce, or annulment record in the file of the Department only if a clerk of court sends, as provided by law, a certified report of the change.
(2) If a discrepancy exists between the record of a clerk of court and the record of the Secretary as to a marriage, divorce, or annulment, the record of the clerk of court shall be considered correct.
(c)(1) A clerk of court may provide a certified copy of a record of any marriage, divorce, or annulment in accordance with usual custom and as provided by law.
(2) The Secretary may not provide a certified copy of any record of divorce or annulment.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Health-General § 4-206 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/health-general/md-code-health-gen-sect-4-206/
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