Marriage or Civil Union
Obtaining a License
Application & Instructions
For more information on how to obtain a license, refer to our Marriage or Civil Union Application Instructions. To apply, print and complete the Marriage or Civil Union Application Form.
Scheduling an Appointment
Important Time LinesMarriage Licenses Applications must be completed a minimum of 72 hours prior to issuance of the Marriage License. However, it is recommended that you apply a minimum of 5 days prior to the date of marriage.
Marrying OfficiantsTo make arrangements, contact one of the marrying officiants found on the Marrying Officiants List (PDF).
Obtaining a Certified Copy of the LicenseOnce you are legally joined, you can obtain a certified copy of your license in the municipality where the ceremony occurred. You should take special note that the pink copy you are given by the official that joins you is not an official or legal document. You must obtain an official copy from the Registrar of the municipality where the ceremony took place.
Please note that a Certified Copy of a vital record is issued to those individuals who have a direct link to the individual named on the vital record (as identified in Governor McGreevey's Executive Order 18). The requestor must be able to identify the vital record and provide proof of identity and relationship.