Procedure to obtain a Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partnership License:
WHERE TO APPLY:
Pequannock Township Health Department
530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Telephone: 973-835-5700 ext. 127
Office Hours for License Application Process Only: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; opened the second Tuesday of the month until 7:30 p.m closing the following Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Closed Holiday and Weekends
PROCEDURE TO APPLY:
You may apply in the municipality where either applicant resides. Municipalities may have their own application process and we recommend you contact the local registrar of the municipality where you are applying for further detailed instructions. If both applicants live out of state you must apply in the New Jersey municipality where the ceremony is to be held.
THE PROCESS FOR APPLYING IN PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP:
Both applicants must present themselves at our office during normal working hours along with one witness. You will be required to complete an application, provide proof of residency, and pay a $28.00 application fee (cash or money order, personal checks not accepted.). We do not require an appointment, however, we do ask that you arrive one-half hour before closing to allow sufficient time to process the application. Once the application is completed and accepted by our office there is a minimum 72 hour waiting period before the license may be issued. Once issued the license will be valid for a thirty day period.
Anyone 18 years of age or older may apply for a license. If you are under 18 years of age we request you contact our office for special instructions.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED WHEN APPLYING:
Applicants must know the following:
-the city/state of their birth
-both parents full names/mother's maiden name
-parent's birth places (city/state)
-social security numbers
-place and date of divorce finalization
-name, address and contact number of person(s) performing the ceremony
-date of ceremony
-municipality where ceremony/event will occur