Applicant(s) applying for a marriage application for the license must be a Raritan Township resident.  If both applicants are out of state residents they must apply where the marriage is to take place.

An appointment is recommended to apply for a marriage application. Please call the Registrar's Office at (908) 806-6083 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. 

Need to bring to appointment:

  •     One witness whom must be 18 years old or older (will require identification)
  •     Birth certificate or passport for identification.
  •     $28.00 application/license fee. 
  •     Provide the municipality where the marriage ceremony will take place and also provide the name, address, and              telephone number of the officiant performing your ceremony.
  •     If previously married you will need to provide where the death took place (City and State), the date, and spouse's name.
  •     If divorced, you will need to bring divorce papers. 


After the marriage application is completed, there is a 72 hour waiting period.

Once the marriage license is issued it is good for 30 days.

The marriage license is only good in the State of New Jersey.