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Registrar and Vital Statistics
Registrar and Vital Statistics
Within the Office of the Municipal Clerk is the Registrar of Vital Statistics. The Registrar records marriages, domestic partnerships, civil unions, births and deaths.
Our Mayor and our Judge are not performing ceremonies at this time. You must apply at least (3) three weeks prior to your ceremony in the municipality where you reside. Your ceremony can take place anywhere in the State of New Jersey. If both parties are not residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the ceremony is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality.
In order to apply for your Marriage License, you will need the following:
- Your intended date of ceremony and the *Officiant (ie: Ordained Minister, Priest, Rabbi, Minister, Reverend, Pastor, Mayor, Judge) performing your ceremony.
- Once we receive your application our Registrar’s Office will contact the applicant via email or by phone to schedule the marriage license appointment. (PLEASE PROVIDE BOTH MOTHERS LAST NAME GIVEN AT BIRTH)
- You, your fiancé and (1) one witness over the age of (18) must appear in person with valid identification. If your identification does not reflect the Jackson address, you must provide a current utility bill (ie. gas, electric, and water or bank statement) within the last (90) ninety days.
- Marriage license application are by appointment ONLY and can be scheduled during the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
- There is a 72-hour waiting period from the time the application is completed during the scheduled appointment with the Registrar, unless there is a Court Order issued by the Superior Court (initiated by the applicants). Once the marriage license is physically issued, it is valid for (30) thirty days.
- State law mandates within five (5) days of the ceremony, the person performing the ceremony must file the license (Copy 1 and Copy 2) with the Registrar of the municipality in which the ceremony was performed. Failure to record the license may cause considerable inconvenience at a later date when a certified copy is needed.
**$28.00 fee is now being waived for marriage license applications, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023**
*The witness cannot also be the Officiant.
A certified copy of a vital record is often referred to as “a copy with a raised seal”
All documents must be English translated if in a foreign language.
Certified copies of vital records may be obtained providing the following information is received:
- Copies can only be obtained by the subject, subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative, subject’s child, grandchild or sibling – all of legal age.
- The requestor for copies must show proof by a photo ID or two alternate forms of ID which could be vehicle registration card, passport, county ID card, school ID card, green card or utility bill.
- Payment of fee: $10.00 per certified copy. (exact change preferred) or check, payable to Jackson Township
For more information you can visit the State Office of Vital Statistics at
Department of Health | Vital Statistics | Marriage License (nj.gov)
Department of Health | Vital Statistics | Acceptable forms of identification (nj.gov)
Department of Health | Vital Statistics | Getting Copies of Non-Genealogical Records (nj.gov)