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How to Apply for a Marriage License in New Jersey State

Marriage license laws in the state of New Jersey, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the New Jersey marriage laws before you apply for a New Jersey marriage license.

Requirements may vary as each borough/city/township in New Jersey could have their own requirements. It is important to verify current requirements with the county/city/town clerk where you plan to get married. The application for a Marriage License can be obtained from any Local Registrar's Office. You can download a pdf version of the New Jersey marriage license application here!.

Be sure to contact the Belvidere Registrar well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Registrar will be in the office. Some locales will require an appointment.

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New Jersey Residency Requirement:

  1. The marriage license application is to be made in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey.

  2. If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

Please contact the Local Registrar to determine if license applications are handled during business hours or by appointment.

Note: For marriage license purposes, military personnel are residents of the posts where they are stationed.

Covenant Marriage:


ID Requirements in New Jersey:

Picture id such as Drivers License, and certified copies of birth certificates, or naturalization certificates, or valid passports or alien cards. US citizens also need to know their Social Security numbers.

Under 18:

If you are under 18 years of age, you will need both parents to give consent in front of two witnesses in order for you to receive a marriage license. Those under 16 need judicial approval. In the case of pregnancy or the birth of a child, special provisions may apply.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

$28 - cash only in some locales.

Cousin Marriages:


Common Law Marriages:


Proxy Marriages


Previous Marriages:

You will need to show documentation to prove a previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce. Acceptable documents include a certified copy of the final decree of divorce or a certified copy of the death certificate for your former spouse.

Same_Sex Marriages:



For individuals who are currently in a marriage in New Jersey or are in an opposite sex marriage in another state or country there exists the option to reaffirm your relationship/vows by registering a Remarriage. In order to apply for a Remarriage the couple must provide proof of their existing opposite sex marriage, meet the requirements for entering into a marriage in New Jersey and follow the guidelines above to completing the license application.

The process for a Remarriage License are the same as for the Marriage License, except that the Remarriage License must be accompanied by the proof of existing marriage and once the application is filed there is no 72 hour waiting period before the license is issued.

If you have special circumstances such as emergency, illness, military leave, etc., a Superior Court Judge can sign a waiver that would waive the waiting period. After you apply for the license, and have a Judge sign the waiver, you can have the License issued immediately.


You will need a witness who is over 18 years of age with you when you apply for the marriage license.


Judges of a Federal District Court, United States magistrates, Judges of a Municipal Court, Judges of the Superior Court, Judges of a Tax Court, Retired judges of the Superior Court, Judge or the Superior or Tax Court who has resigned in good standing, any Mayor/Deputy Mayor or Chairman of any Township Committee, Village President of New Jersey, County Clerks, and every minister of every religion. At the time you apply for your marriage license you will have to provide the name of who is going to marry you, where, and when, and an address and phone number for the officiant.


The Marriage License application is valid for six months from the date accepted, unless the Registrar has granted prior approval to extend the validity of the application to a maximum of one year.

The New Jersey Marriage license is valid for thirty (30) days from date of issuance.

A couple wishing to have both religious and civil ceremonies may be issued a license for both ceremonies on the basis of a single application. However, a couple wishing to have two religious ceremonies, and wanting to have a public record of each, may not have two licenses issued at the same time. They must apply for and use the first license. They must then return to the Registrar with the signed original certificate of the marriage and a witness to apply for a remarriage license.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

New Jersey Department for Public Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
Phone: (609) 292-4087

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Check with your local registrar license office or borough/city/county clerk before you leave home to apply for your marriage license. To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to

To find a Local Registrar in your area, click on the county name below.

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List of Registrars for Burlington County

Bass River Township
3 North Maple Avenue
New Gretna, NJ 08224

Beverly City
Municipal Building
446 Broad Street
Beverly, NJ 08010
609.387.1881 ext.100 & 101
Bordentown City
City Hall
324 Fransworth Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505
609.298.0604 ext.12
Bordentown Township
1 Municipal Drive
Bordentown, NJ 08505.2193
609.298.2800 ext.2108

Burlington City
525 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016.4574
609.386.0200 ext.137

Burlington Township
Municipal Building
851 Old York Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
Chesterfield Township
300 Bordentown Chesterfield Rd
Chesterfield, NJ 08515

Cinnaminson Township
Municipal Building
1621 Riverton Road
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.5100
856.829.6000 ext.308
Delanco Township
Municipal Complex
770 Coopertown Road
Delanco, NJ 08075
Delran Township
Municipal Building
900 Chester Avenue
Delran, NJ 08075
856.461.7734 ext.113
Eastampton Township
12 Manor House Court
Eastampton, NJ 08060
609.267.2302 ext.209

Edgewater Park Township
Municipal Building
400 Delanco Road
Edgewater Park, NJ 08010
Evesham Township
984 Tuckerton Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
856.983.2900 ext.4349

Fieldsboro Borough
204 Washington Street
Fieldsboro, NJ 08505

Florence Township
Municipal Complex
711 Broad Street
Florence, NJ 08518
Hainesport Township
One Hainesport Centre
Hainesport, NJ 08036
609.267.2730 ext.1

Lumberton Township
Municipal Complex
35 Municipal Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048
609.267.3217 ext.3102
Mansfield Township
24548 E. Main Street
Columbus, NJ 08022
609.298.0542 ext.19

Maple Shade Township
Municipal Building
200 Stiles Avenue
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
856.779.9610 ext.166
Medford Lakes Borough
Administration Building
Cabin Circle
Medford Lakes, NJ 08055
Medford Township
17 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055

Moorestown Township
2 Executive Drive
Suite 9A
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Mount Holly Township
Municipal Building
Box 411
23 Washington Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Mount Laurel Township
Municipal Center
100 No. Mt. Laurel Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856.234.0001 ext.236

New Hanover Township
2 Hockamick Road
Cookstown, NJ 08511
North Hanover Township
41 Schoolhouse Road
Jacobstown, NJ 08562
609.758.2522 ext.241
Palmyra Borough
20 W. Broad Street
Palmyra, NJ 08065
Pemberton Borough
Borough Hall
50 Egbert Street
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Pemberton Township
Municipal Building
500 Pemberton.Browns Mills Rd
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Riverside Township
1W. Scott Street
P.O. Box 188
Riverside, NJ 08075
Riverton Borough
505 A Howard Street
Riverton, NJ 08077
Shamong Township
105 Willow Grove Road
Shamong, NJ 08088

Southampton Township
5 Retreat Road
P.O. Box 2417
Southampton, NJ 08088
Springfield Township
2159 Jacksonvill-Jobstown Rd.
Jobstown, NJ 08041
609.723.2464 ext.5
Tabernacle Township
163 Carranza Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088

Washington Township
1018 River Road
Green Bank
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Westampton Township
Marion Karp
Sandra Haremza
710 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
609.267.1891 ext.6

Willingboro Township
Deanna Bates
Vanessa Clouden
Municipal Complex
One Salem Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046
609.877.2200 ext.1011
Woodland Township
Maryalice Brown
Nancy Seeland
Municipal Complex
3943 Route 563
PO Box 388
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Wrightstown Borough
Ellen A. Thorne
Freda Gorman
Borough Hall
21 Saylors Pond Road
Wrightstown, NJ 08562
609.723.4450 ext.10 or 11

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