Melinda Taylor, Registrar
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cynthia Dalessio, Deputy Registrar
Getting Married in New Jersey
If the Bride is a resident of New Jersey, the marriage license must be obtained from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality where she lives.
If the Bride is a non-resident of New Jersey and the Groom is a resident of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar in the municipality which the Groom resides. A license issued under either of the preceding circumstances is good for use anywhere in New Jersey.
If both Bride and Groom are non-residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only good in that municipality.
A local Registrar will not issue a marriage license sooner than 72 hours after the application for a marriage license has been made, unless ordered to do so via an appropriate court order. If the marriage is scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday, the application should be made no later than the preceding Tuesday. If the application is made on a Wednesday or Thursday, 72 hours will end on Saturday or Sunday, but the Registrar will not be available on those days or any public holiday.
If both the Bride and Groom are unavailable to complete the application at the same, time, either applicant may complete his/her part of the application and start the waiting period. The other applicant must return with the same witness (who must be at least 18 years old) to complete his/her part of the application. The application must be completed by both parties before the license will be issued. Once the marriage license is issued, it is good for 30 days from the date of issuance.
- A birth certificate may be requested for proof of age and parentage.
- If one or both applicants are divorced or had a marriage annulled, you should bring a copy of the final decree or decrees for examination by the Registrar or a statement by the judge as to when the final decree was signed (not the date of the final hearing).
- If your former spouse is deceased, please bring a certified copy of the death certificate.
- A valid photo copy of your driver’s license or state issued identification and/or a valid passport.
- Your social security card or social security number (required by law and will be kept confidential).
- A witness (18 years of older with valid I.D.) who knows both applicants.
- The $28.00 application fee.
Consent of both parents is necessary if an applicant is under 18 years of age. Both parental consents and judicial approval of such consents are necessary if the applicant is younger than 16.
Requests for Vital Statistics
Vital Statistics is the collection of population information relating to birth records, death records, marriage records, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Marriage, Birth or Death records may be obtained from the Registrar only if the event occurred within the Township.
Requests for Vital Statistics information will not be honored over the phone. All requests must be made via the downloadable Vital Statistics Request Form. Proof of valid identification and address must be submitted with the completed application. If your identification has a previous marriage name, please call the office for further instructions. A completed application, including proof of valid identification (see pop up below) and a money order or certified bank check for all fees that apply may be mailed or physically submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Certified Copy Fee $10.00 (check, cash or money order)