Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics Office maintains all records of all births, deaths, marriages and 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.

Applications are taken by appointment only, during normal business hours. To schedule please call the Health Department at 973-208-6120

Vital Statistics Request Form

Submit an Application for a Certified Copy of Vital Records (DOC). There is a fee of $10 per copy. Please submit this request and the appropriate fee for the number of certified copies required. The form must be printed and then completed. Identification is required to obtain copies. 


If you are planning to be married in New Jersey, the bride and groom must complete an application for a marriage license (PDF) 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. 

The first page of the license application can be viewed and printed before applying for a license at the Township Health Department. 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. A fee of $28 is due at time of application and payable by cash or check made out to the Jefferson Township Health Department.

What to Bring

Bring the following with you when you apply for a license:

  • A birth certificate or passport is required from both the bride and groom. (Suggested*)
  • If either applicant is divorced, a copy of the final divorce decree must be presented. (Suggested*)
  • Photo identification will be required from both applicants.

Proceeding the License Application

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.