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Marriage License Requirements

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Marriage License Requirements

  •  One applicant must be a resident of Fort Lee and both applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Both applicants must have proof of I.D. with residency information  One applicant must have proof of Fort Lee residency - i.e., Drivers License, a bill or a notarized letter from the landlord.
  •  Both applicants must show proof of birth: i.e. Birth Certificates, or Passport.
  •  Social Security Number (if applicable)
  •  When applying, you must have one (1) witness with you. Witness must:
    •  Be at least 18 years of age
    •  Know both applicants
    •  May be a family member
    •  Be able to speak and understand English
    •  Have proof of residency i.e. drivers license, a bill
  •  After you apply, there is a  72 hour waiting period before the license can be issued to you.
  •  License will be good for 30 days after pick up
  •  Must provide name, address and phone number of person performing ceremony (Priest, Mayor, Judge, etc.)
  •  If divorced, must bring “Final Divorce Decree” papers, showing Docket number and Judge’s signature.
  •  If Disillusionment of a civil union or domestic partnership must provide final paperwork.
  •  If widowed, bring certified copy of partner’s death certificate.
  •  Please call for an appointment to apply for a marriage license.
  •  License fee is $28.00 payable at the time of application. Cash or check only.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at 201-592-3500 x 1510.


Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey
Borough Hall • 309 Main Street • Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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