Search
  • STP Weddings

Applying for your Marriage License in NJ



Since laws around marriage licenses are different in every state, we’ll review New Jersey’s. More information on NJ’s process can be found here. The biggest takeaway from this article should be to call the township well in advance to find out their procedure. Though there are rules for NJ, we have found that every township has their own unique twists. For this reason it is so important to call first to find out exactly what needs to be done. [Photo by Nicole DeTone Photography]

Where to apply

·If you both live in NJ, you’re in luck and can apply in the town that either of you reside in and your license will be valid for anywhere in NJ.

·

If neither of you are a NJ resident you will need to file for your license in the town where your ceremony is taking place. If your reception is in Manahawkin but your ceremony is in Toms River, you’ll need to file in Toms River. When filing this way, the license is only valid in the township where you filed.


How to Apply

You must apply in person! The Township Clerk/Registrar is the one who handles marriage license applications. Some townships require you to set up an appointment first, so give your township a call before you go.

·

Here is a list of documents you and your partner will need to apply:

1. Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.

2. Proof of your residency

3. Your social security card or social security number

4. A witness, 18 years of age or older

5. The $28 application fee

·

There is a 3 day waiting period from when you apply until when your license is ready The license application is valid for 6 months, but the license itself is only valid for 30 days!


After the wedding

·The signed license (the officiant will fill them out at the wedding, along with a witness) will need to be returned to the office that issued it. It is ok to mail it, but if you are local, dropping it off isn’t the worst idea!







#njwedding#njweddingplanner#njbride#newjerseybride#monmouthcountynjwedding#weddingblog#njweddingblog#STPweddingplanningguide#STPblogseries#jerseyshorewedding#njdayofcoordinator#weddingideas #wedding#bride#weddingdetails#weddingdecor#weddingdesign #weddingideas #weddingplanningtips #weddingtraditions #weddingvendors #njweddingvendors #marriagelicense #njmarriagelicense

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Enter your email and receive a copy of our Wedding to Do List

New Jersey Wedding Planner, NJ Wedding Planner, Jersey Shore Wedding Planner, wedding planning, NJ Wedding coordinator, Shore wedding planner, NJ day of wedding coordination, NJ affordable wedding planner, Beach Wedding, Jersey Shore Wedding, Shore Wedding, Beach wedding planner, Help with Wedding Day, DIY setup, Cheap NJ wedding planner, Sandy Hook Wedding, Ocean Place wedding, Waterwitch club wedding, Bayonet Farm wedding, red bank

Connect With Us

  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
as_seen_on_somethingturquoise_badge.png

© 2023 by Event Planner. Proudly created with Wix.com