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Hopatcong Registrar Vital Statistics
- General info
Marriage applications, marriage licenses, and certified raised-seal copies of marriage licenses can be obtained through the Registrar’s Office.
Certified copies of all Vital Records birth, death, marriage records may be obtained provided the individual can fully identify the record requested and provide proof of identification and proof of relationship. No Exceptions can be made.
Applying for a Marriage License
If you are planning on entering into a marriage or civil union in New Jersey, there are a few things you need to know. Please phone ahead for an appointment to apply for your license. Registrar’s hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00AM to 4:30PM $28 application fee.
If you live in New Jersey, you can apply for a Marriage License in the municipality where either applicant currently lives. If neither applicant is a resident of New Jersey, you can apply in the municipality where your marriage or civil union partnership will take place.
Both applicants must be present as well as one witness over the age of 18 years. You must present proof of identification, and if you have dissolved a previous marriage or civil union, you must supply the date and place where the dissolution took place.
After you have applied, there is a 72 – hour waiting period before the license can be issued. You also should be aware that the license is only good for 30 days from the day of issuance, so you must plan accordingly.
Marriage or Civil Union Certificate
Once you are united in marriage, or a civil union partnership, the officiant will file the marriage license in the town where the ceremony was performed. Certified Certificates are issued by the municipality in which the legal ceremony was performed.
Certified copies can be obtained for a cost of $10.00 each.
Birth or Death Certificates
Certified Copies of both Death and Birth Certificates are available in the town where the Birth or Death Occurred.
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