Registrar of Vital Statistics

The Registrar of Vital Statistics is responsible for maintaining and administering records of vital statistics. The Registrar issues marriage licenses. The Registrar also provides certified copies of marriage licenses, birth certificates and death certificates.

Fees

Fee for copy of Vital Record:

  • $10 first copy
  • $5 each additional copy

Fee for a marriage license, civil union license, or to register a domestic partnership is $28.

All fees payable by cash or check.

  1. Marriage License
  2. Domestic Partnerships
  3. Civil Union

When applying for a marriage license:

  • New Jersey residents will file for the license in the town where either of the applicants is a resident.If the applicants are not residents of the state of New Jersey, apply for the marriage license in the town where the ceremony takes place.
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period from the time the application is signed until the license can be issued. It is recommended that you apply for your license between 2 to 4 weeks prior to the wedding date.

Requirements for a Marriage License

  • The couple must appear before the Registrar along with 1 witness over the age of 18 who must know the couple.
  • Birth certificates or passports are suggested documents to show proof of age.
  • If either of the couple are divorced, the Registrar must be shown a copy of the divorce papers or know the filed date and docket number on them.
  • If either are a widow or wid spouse.ower, the Registrar must be shown a copy of the death certificate of the deceased

Minors Applying for Marriage License

Any person under the age of 18 needs parental consent papers signed by both parents. If under the age of 16, parental papers and a form signed by a judge are required. These forms are available at the Registrar's Office.

No License Without...

No license will be released from this office without the following information:

  • The intended date of the wedding
  • The name and address or contact number of the person performing the wedding
  • The intended location of the wedding

Fee

A fee of $28, cash or check, is payable when you apply for the license.