The couple must bring the following:
A witness who is at least 18 years old
Proof of residency (lease, mortgage, utility bill or valid New Jersey driver’s license)
Original birth certificates with a raised seal or valid passports
If applicable, Original divorce papers with a raised seal, civil annulment documents or civil union dissolved/domestic partnership termination documents
If applicable, Original death certificates for deceased spouse, civil union or domestic partner
Social security numbers
Name of the municipality in which the ceremony will take place (the physical location, not the mailing address)
Date of the ceremony
Name and address of the person who is performing the ceremony
Mothers’ maiden names
Place (State or Country) where parents were born
There is a $28 fee payable by Cash or Money Order at the time of the application. There is a 72 hour State mandatory waiting period before the license can be picked up. Licenses are valid for 30 days from time of pick-up.
Effective August, 1997, New Jersey no longer requires a blood test.