Marriage Licenses & Certificates

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How to request:
Marriage License Either the bride or the groom must be a resident of the municipality of Bernards Township. This license is good for use anywhere in NJ.

If both the bride and groom are non-residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality. They can apply for a marriage license in Bernards Township only if they are getting married in Bernards Township.

$28 payable by check or cash

Checks are to be made payable to:
"Bernards Township".
The marriage application process MUST be completed by both parties before the license will be issued. Applications for a marriage license can be submitted up to six (6) months before the wedding. The Registrar will not issue a marriage license sooner than 72 hours after the application for a marriage license has been made, unless ordered to do so via an appropriate court order. Identification is required with a marriage license application such as a valid photo driver's license and either a valid passport or birth certificate for both the bride and groom.

If one or both of the applicants are divorced or widowed, a copy of the final divorce decree(s) or certified death certificate(s) must be presented for examination by the Registrar.
Appointments must be made in advance.
Phone: 908-204-2520 to make an appointment.

A witness 18 years or older must accompany the couple at the time of the application. This witness can be a relative.

Application for License

Mail Request to:
Bernards Township
Health Department
262 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Marriage Certificate Identification must accompany a request for a marriage certificate. $20 payable by check or cash

Checks are to be made payable to:
"Bernards Township".
Both husband and wife and/or their parents can request a marriage certificate. Identification must accompany a request for a marriage certificate such as a valid photo driver's license or valid passport. Please print and complete the certificate request and send with a stamped self-addressed return envelope to the address.

Certificate Request Form
The Bernards Township Mayor is available to perform weddings by appointment only at the Bernards Township Municipal Building. For an appointment, email:

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.