Obtaining Your New Jersey Marriage License

What to do:

Applications for New Jersey Marriage Licenses can be obtained at the Local Registrar in the municipality where either partner resides – the license is valid throughout New Jersey. If both partners are from out of state, apply at the Local Registrar in the municipality where the ceremony will take place.

You can fill out the New Jersey Marriage License application prior to visiting the Local Registrar if you wish. A copy of the application can be found online at www.state.nj.us. Do not sign the application before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.

When to do it:

It is recommended that you apply at least two weeks before the ceremony. You may apply as early as six months prior to the wedding. You must apply at least 72 hours prior to issuance of the marriage license. The marriage license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

The official who performs the ceremony must file the license with the Local Registrar in the municipality where the ceremony was performed within five days of the ceremony.

What to bring:

  • Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal ID
  • Proof of your residency
  • Your social security card or social security number
  • A witness, 18 years of age or older
  • $28 application fee

Where to go:

Avalon
Municipal Building, 3100 Dune Dr., Avalon
(609) 967-2990

Cape May
City Hall, 643 Washington St., Cape May
(609) 884-9530

Cape May Point
215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
(609) 884-8468

Dennis Township
Municipal Building, 571 Petersburg Rd., Dennisville
(609) 861-9700

Lower Township
Municipal Building, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
(609) 886 2005 ext. 111

Middle Township
Municipal Building, 33 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
(609) 465-8722

North Wildwood
City Hall, 901 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood
(609) 522-2030 ext. 1400

Ocean City
City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
(609) 525-9323

Sea Isle City
City Hall, 233 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
(609) 263-4461

Stone Harbor
Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor
(609) 368-5102

Upper Township
Township Hall, 2100 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg
(609) 628-2011

West Cape May
Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
(609) 465-8721

West Wildwood
Borough Hall, 701 W. Glenwood Ave., West Wildwood
(609) 522-4845

Wildwood
Municipal Building, 4400 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood
(609) 522-2444 ext. 2209

Wildwood Crest
Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest
(609) 522-5176

Woodbine
Borough Hall, 501 Washington Ave., Woodbine
(609) 861-2153