Marriage & Civil Union
The Clerk of Hudson County has the ability to perform marriage & civil union ceremonies. Prospective couples must apply for and receive a valid New Jersey Marriage License from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality where the bride-to-be resides. If only the groom is a New Jersey resident, then couples should apply in his municipality. A marriage license will not be issued sooner than seventy-two hours after the application has been made. Once the marriage certificate is issued, it is valid for 30 days.
A marriage license permits a wedding to be lawfully performed. After it is signed by the Clerk of Hudson County following the wedding ceremony, it becomes a marriage certificate. Wives who have changed their names will need their marriage certificate for changes on their driver's license and registration, car insurance, Social Security card, credit cards, life insurance, wills, and passports.
Please call us at 201-369-3470 x2762 to schedule your marriage or civil union ceremony.
Please note there is a $45 EXACT CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY fee due at the time of the ceremony.
On the day of the ceremony please bring the following: The marriage license you obtained from the city/town clerk's office, you and your partner's valid photo ID, two witnesses with valid photo ID and the $45 payment.
Please note we have a visitor parking lot located at the bottom of the hill near the long black awning where you enter the building.