Marriage Licenses and Civil Union Licenses
Marriage Licenses and Civil Union Licenses may be obtained
from the registrar in the New Jersey municipality in which either
party to the proposed marriage or civil union lives. If neither party
is a resident of New Jersey, a license may be obtained in the municipality
in which the proposed marriage is to be performed and municipality. Once the license is issued
it is good for 30 days from the date of issuance. The fee for
a marriage or civil union license is $28.00.
Forms to waive the mandatory seventy-two hour waiting period
for marriage or a civil union can be obtained in the Superior court. The completed form must be signed by the presiding judge of the
family division. After it has been signed by the judge, the requesting party can use the waiver to get married or have a civil union performed.
In New Jersey, any of the following individuals may solemnize or
perform marriage or civil union ceremonies:
- Judges of the following courts: United States Court of Appeals
for the 3rd Circuit, Federal District Court, Municipal
Court, Superior Court, Tax Court, or a judge of the Superior
Court or Tax Court who has resigned in good standing.
- US Magistrates, surrogates of any county, county clerks,
mayors or deputy mayors who have been authorized by the
mayor to solemnize a marriage or civil union, chairperson of
any township committee or village of this state.
- Ministers of every religion, religious societies, institutions
and organizations may perform marriage or civil union ceremonies
according to the rules and customs of the society,
institution or organization.
Atlantic County Civil Court House
1201 Bacharch Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cape May Court House
9 North Main Street, NJ 08210
Telephone: (609) 463-6666
Fax: (609) 463-6454