Marriage Certificates are handled by the Borough Registrar. The Registrar’s hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. See below for answers to common questions.
How do I apply for a marriage or civil union license?
Stanhope’s Registrar of Vital Statistics issues marriage and civil union licenses. You can apply for a marriage or civil union license in Stanhope if either party resides in Stanhope, or if neither party is a resident of New Jersey but the marriage or civil union ceremony will be performed in Stanhope.
What is the fee for a marriage or civil union license?
The fee for a marriage or civil union license is $28. Payment can be in the form of cash or check made payable to the Borough of Stanhope.
After filing a marriage or civil union application, is there a waiting period?
Yes. There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license can be issued. The waiting period begins once the application has been filed with the Registrar. A Superior Court judge can waive all or part of the 72-hour waiting period.
How long is the marriage or civil union license valid?
Upon issuance, the license remains valid for 30 days.
How do I obtain certified copies of a marriage, civil union, or death certificate?
All marriages, civil unions, or deaths which occur within the Borough of Stanhope are recorded by the Registrar of Vital Statistics. In order to obtain a certified copy of one of these documents you will be required to authenticate your relationship to the subject of the vital record you seek and provide proof of your identity.
What is the fee for a certified copy of a vital record?
The fee for a certified copy of a vital record is $5 per copy.