Obtaining a Civil Union or Marriage License
Civil Union and Marriage applications are taken Monday through Friday, 8:45 am - 3:45 pm, excluding holidays and are by appointment only. Call the Diane, Registrar at (973) 475-7123.
Application may be made up to 6 months before, but not less than 72 hours before the ceremony. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. After the waiting period, applicants must return to pick up their license. Licenses cannot be mailed. Additional information can be found in How to Obtain a Marriage License?
Application requirements - NO EXCEPTIONS:
- $28.00 fee
- One witness over the age of 18
- Proof of residence
- Divorce decree if either party has been married before; or
- Death certificate if widowed; or
- Dissolution of a Civil Union if either party has been in a civil union before; or
- Termination of a Domestic Partnership
- Social Security Numbers
- Birth certificates or naturalization papers
Five days after the ceremony: The civil union or marriage certificate will be on file in the municipality where the ceremony was performed (responsibility of the person who officiates at your ceremony).
For complete listing of Registrars in the State of New Jersey, click here.
Certified Copy of Vital Records (birth, marriage, death)
To obtain a certified copy of a birth, civil union, marriage or death certificate, please complete the Application for Certified Copy of Vital Record, provide valid ID and $10 fee for each copy requested. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at (973) 475-7123.
Who may obtain a certified copy of a Vital Record?
Acceptable forms of identification
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