Marriage & Civil Union Licenses

Application Process

License applications are taken by appointment only.

A mandatory 72-hour waiting period is required from the time of application to the issuance of the license.

There is a $28.00 license fee (exact amount, i.e., cash, check and/or money order) and one of the applicants must live in East Rutherford to apply at our Department.

A number of other requirements exist and applicants are strongly encouraged to call us at (201) 933-3444 ext. 509 well in advance of their intended date of the ceremony for additional details.

Additional information on the procedure for obtaining a marriage or civil union license can be obtained by visiting the State's Vital Statistics webpage.