VITAL STATISTICS OFFICE maintains all records of all births, deaths, marriages & civil unions occurring within Jefferson Township. The local Registrar may issue marriage licenses, civil unions and certified copies of all events occurring in Jefferson Township, with proper identification.
If you are planning to be married in New Jersey, the bride and groom must complete an application for a marriage license at the office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality in which either the bride or groom currently resides.
If both the bride and groom reside out of New Jersey, the application must be made in the municipality in which the marriage is to be performed.
When applying for a marriage license, both applicants must appear with a witness 18 years of age or older, and know both of the applicants. Photo identification will be required from both applicants.
A birth certificate or passport is required from both the bride and groom.
If either applicant is divorced, a copy of the final divorce decree must be presented.
After the license application has been made, the Registrar will hold the license for 3 full days (72 hours) before the license can be issued. The license can be picked up after the 72 hours; it will then be dated and will be valid for 30 days from that date, and is good anywhere in the State of New Jersey.
The fee for a marriage license is $28.00.
The hours you can apply for a marriage license are 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Please call the Registrar's office to make an appointment to apply for a marriage license. Also, call the day before or the morning of that you will be coming in to make application to ensure that there will be someone available to assist you. 973.208.6120.
Effective February 19, 2007