Applications for a New Jersey marriage license must be acquired at the municipal office in the bride's town. If the bride is not a resident of New Jersey, the couple may apply at the municipal office of the groom's town. If both are non-residents they can apply at the municipal office of the town where the ceremony will take place.
The application fee is $28.00.
When applying, the bride, groom and one witness (at least 18 years old) must be present.
Birth certificates are required for proof of age. If birth certificates are not available, two other forms of ID displaying date of birth are required (such as a driver's license, passport, baptism document, military release document or non-driver's license photo ID). In some cases, proof of residency may also be required.
Anyone under the age of 18 would need parental consent documents signed by both parents. Anyone under the age of 16 would need parental consent documents AND a judges approval.
Premarital blood tests are no longer required in the state of New Jersey.
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Finally, here are at-a-glance instruction sheets with more detailed information on the processes in both New Jersey and New York:
- NEW JERSEY - http://www.state.nj.us/health/forms/reg-d30.pdf
- NEW YORK - http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/4210.pdf