INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE

WHERE DO WE APPLY?
Apply for the marriage license in the New Jersey municipality where either party resides. The license is valid throughout New Jersey.If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed. In this case, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

WHEN DO WE APPLY?
Applications for marriage must be made 72 hours prior to the intended ceremony. Applications accepted Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Closed on weekends and holidays.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO APPLY?
First, applicants will need to fill out the application for license prescribed by the State of New Jersey. The application can be found using the links below.

WHAT DO WE BRING?
Applicants for marriage must provide proof of identity and residency.

Marriage License - English
Marriage License - Spanish

ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF IDENTITY:
Valid photo driver’s license with current address or passport, state/federal I.D. with proof of residency within the last 90 days.*Only one of the applicants must provide proof of residency within that municipality**Out of state applicants do not have to provide proof of residency*

A WITNESS
18 years of age or older with a valid photo identification.

PAYMENT
$28.00 (twenty-eight dollars) cash or money order payable to the City of Vineland.

YOU’RE ALMOST THERE!
The next step is to pick up your marriage license prior to the ceremony. This license gets filled out by the person performing the ceremony and your two witnesses on your wedding day.

WE TIED THE KNOT!
After the certificates are filed in the municipality in which the ceremony was performed you will need to apply for certified copies to do the following:

  • Change your name with Motor Vehicle
  • Health Insurance coverage
  • Social Security
  • Passport
  • Banking

Please note, an application for certified copies must be submitted to the municipality in which the ceremony took place in order to obtain a legal copy of your marriage certificate. Merely filing the marriage license does not entitle a couple to certified copies. Please see requirements to obtain certified copies.

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