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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:

No.

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:

Yes.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Proxy Marriages

No.

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:

Yes.

Remarriage:

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.

Witnesses:

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

Officiants:

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.

Miscellaneous:

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 update@usmarriagelaws.com.

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

Atlantic 
Bergen 
Burlington 
Camden 
Cape May 
Cumberland 
Essex 
Gloucester 
Hudson 
Hunterdon 
Mercer 
Middlesex 
Monmouth 
Morris 
Ocean 
Passaic 
Salem 
Somerset 
Sussex 
Union 
Warren 

List of Registrars for Cape May County

Avalon Borough
Municipal Building
3100 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
609.967.5530
Cape May City
City Hall
643 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
609.884.9532 or 9530
Cape May Point Borough
215 Lighthouse Avenue
Cape May Point, NJ 08212
609.884.8468

Dennis Township
571 Petersburg Road
Dennisville, NJ 08214
609.861.9700
Lower Township
2600 Bayshore Road
Villas, NJ 08251
609.886.2005 ext.112
Middle Township
Municipal Annex
400 W. Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609.465.8722
North Wildwood City
North Wildwood City Hall
901 Atlantic Avenue
N. Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.522.2030 ext.1400
Ocean City
City Hall
861 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.525.9328
Sea Isle City
City Hall
4416 Landis Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
609.263.4461
Stone Harbor Borough
Borough Hall
9508 Second Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
609.368.5102

Upper Township
Township Hall
2100 Tuckahoe Road
Petersburg, NJ 08270
Tuckahoe, NJ 08270
609.628.2011 ext.200
West Cape May Borough
732 Broadway
W. Cape May, NJ 08204
609.884.1005


West Wildwood Borough
Borough Hall
701 W. Glenwood Avenue
West Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.780.5529
Wildwood City
Municipal Building
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.522.2444 ext.2209
Wildwood Crest Borough
Borough Hall
6101 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
609.522.5176
Woodbine Borough
Borough Hall
501 Washington Avenue
Woodbine, NJ 08270
609.861.2153

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