Marriages/Civil Union

Where to Apply

Pequannock Township Health Department
530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Phone: 973-835-5700, ext. 127

Office Hours for License Application Process Only

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; opened the second Tuesday of the month until 7:30 p.m closing the following Friday at 1 p.m. We are closed holiday and weekends. Download the Marriage/Civil Union License Application.  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. 

Application Procedure

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.

Both applicants must present themselves at our office during normal working hours along with one witness who is at least 18 years of age. 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 Marriage/Civil Union License 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