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City of Jersey City
Office of the City Clerk

280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone: (201) 547-5150
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Applying for a Marriage License in Jersey City

  1. The female must reside in Jersey City.
    1. Female does not live in the state of New Jersey and the groom is a resident.
    2. Both applicants are nonresidents of the state and plan to marry in Jersey City.
  2. License fee - $28.00. (cash only)
  3. The license will not be issued until 72 hours after the application has been made.
  4. License is valid for 30 days from date of issuance.
  5. License is valid only in the State of New Jersey.

Applicants must provide:

  1. Birth certificate.
  2. Proof of current address.
  3. Social Security Number.
  4. Witness:
    1. Must know applicants for at least six months.
    2. Must be over 18.
    3. Can be a relative.
    4. Must provide proof of current residence.
  5. If an applicant has been previously married, divorce papers or death certificate must be submitted.

Aplicación para la Licencia de Matrimonio

  1. Las damas deben ser residentes de Jersey City.
    Con la excepción:
    1. Si la dama no es residente de Nueva Jersey, el hombre debe ser residente de Nueva Jersey.
    2. Los dos aplicantes no son residentes pero desean casarse en Nueva Jersey.
  2. Costo de licencia $28.00, dinero: en efectivo
  3. La aplicación debe ser hecha 72 horas antes del matrimonio, al minimo.
  4. La licencia es valida por 30 dias despues del dia de aprobación.
  5. La licencia solo es valida en Nueva Jersey.

Aplicantes deben prover:

  1. Partida de nacimiento.
  2. Prueva de direccion actual.
  3. Numero de secure social.
  4. Testigo:
    1. Debe conocer los aplicantes por mas de 6 meses.
    2. Mayor de 18 años.
    3. Pueden ser parientes.
    4. Prueva de residencia.
  5. Si los aplicantes han sido casados antes deben someter papeles de divorcio o certificado de muerte.

Robert Byrne, City Clerk



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