The Morris County Clerk performs over 100 weddings for county residents during the course of each year. Wedding dates and times must be reserved in advance and are only available during regular business hours. Once the date is reserved, a wedding license should be obtained from the Registrar’s Office in the New Jersey municipality where either of the applicants reside. If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, then the license should be applied for in the municipality where the ceremony is being performed.
Marriage licenses will not be issued any sooner than 72 hours after the application has been submitted. Once it is picked up, the wedding license is only valid for 30 days. Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office for more information on applying for a marriage license. The wedding license and copies of both witnesses’ IDs must then either be brought to our office or received in the mail at least two days prior to the scheduled ceremony.
On the day of the wedding ceremony, the two designated witnesses, along with their identification, will be required to appear with the couple to be married. We will be unable to amend the license once the witness information has been added so please be sure that they are both available to attend the scheduled wedding ceremony. If there is any change, the license will have to be reissued and the wedding will consequently be cancelled. Please have everyone arrive early in order to allow time for any issues getting to our office. There may be multiple weddings scheduled for the same day, so it’s important that the wedding begins promptly.
After the ceremony is over, the license will then be filed with the Registrar of Vital Statistics at the Morristown Town Hall. In order to obtain the marriage certificate, please contact their office at 973-292-6638 or visit their website.
For more information or to schedule a wedding ceremony, please call our office at 973-285-6125.