District Register, Marriage, Priest, Registrar
An Act to provide for compulsory registration of all marriages in the State
of Tamil Nadu and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Tamil Nadu in the Sixtieth Year
of the Republic of India as follows:—
- (1) This Act may be called the Tamil Nadu Registration of Marriages Act, 2009.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Tamil Nadu.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by
- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) “District Registrar” means a District Registrar of Marriages appointed under
sub-section (2) of section 4;
(b) “Government” means the State Government;
(c) “marriage” includes all marriages performed by persons belonging to any caste
or religion under any law for the time being in force, or as per any custom or usage
in any form or manner and also includes remarriage;
(d) “memorandum” means a memorandum of marriage referred to in section 5;
(e) “priest” means any person who performs a marriage or any person present
in the marriage referred to in section 7-A of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955;
(f) “Registrar” means a Registrar of Marriages appointed under sub-section (3)
of section 4;
(g) “Registrar-General” means the Registrar-General of Marriages appointed under
sub-section (1) of section 4;
(h) “State” means the State of Tamil Nadu.
- Every marriage performed on and from the date of commencement of this Act
shall be registered under this Act notwithstanding the fact that the said marriage had
been entered in the marriage registers governed by any other personal laws of the parties
to the marriage or custom or usage or tradition.
- (1) The Government shall, by notification, appoint a person to be the
Registrar-General of Marriages for the State of Tamil Nadu.
(2) The Government shall, by notification, appoint a person to be the District
Registrar of Marriages for each District for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(3) The Government shall, by notification, appoint such number of persons as
it thinks necessary, to be the Registrar of Marriages for such local areas as may be
specified in the notification, and one or more Registrars may be appointed for one or
more such areas for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(4) Every District Registrar and Registrar shall exercise such powers and perform
such duties as may be prescribed and shall be under the general supervision and control
of the Registrar-General.
- (1) The parties to a marriage shall prepare a memorandum in such Form as
may be prescribed in duplicate and shall deliver it in person or send in the manner as
may be prescribed, to the Registrar of the area where the marriage is performed within
ninety days from the date of the marriage:
Provided that the memorandum may be delivered or sent to the Registrar within
a further period of sixty days after the expiry of the said ninety days with the payment
of additional fee as may be prescribed.
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