Marriage Licenses 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 witness with you, and 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.
  • The 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 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, ext. 1510.