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 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 application is valid for six months from the date accepted, unless the Registrar has given prior approval to extend the validity of the application to a maximum of one year.
What to bring:
Where to go:
Municipal Building, 3100 Dune Dr., Avalon
City Hall, 643 Washington St., Cape May
Cape May Point
215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
Municipal Building, 571 Petersburg Rd., Dennisville
Municipal Building, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
(609) 886 2005 ext. 113
Municipal Building, 33 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
City Hall, 901 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood
(609) 522-2030 ext. 1400
City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Sea Isle City
City Hall, 233 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor
Township Hall, 2100 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg
West Cape May
Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
(609) 884-1005 ext. 100
Borough Hall, 701 W. Glenwood Ave., West Wildwood
(609) 522-4845 ext. 306
Municipal Building, 4400 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood
(609) 522-2444 ext. 2209
Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest
Borough Hall, 501 Washington Ave., Woodbine
For more information, visit nj.gov.