Applying for a Marriage License

Marriage Licenses

Couples getting married in the state of New Jersey must apply for a marriage license at least 72 hours before the intended wedding date.  Application is made in the municipality where either partner resides.  You will need to know when and where your ceremony will take place and who will be the officiant.  If applying in Howell, please bring the following with you:
  • Two forms of identification for each partner – one valid photo ID and another item with name and current address (such as a utility bill)
  • One witness who is 18 years old or older (with one form of ID)
  • If previously married, a copy of divorce decree/death certificate
  • The name, phone number and mailing address of your officiant
  • $28.00
The marriage license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

Howell Township’s vital statistics office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.  For questions or further information please call 732-938-4500 x2155 or 2150.

Helpful information regarding civil unions and domestic partnerships can be found on the State Vital Statistics website at: