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Registrar of Vital Statistics

The Registrar issues marriage licenses; certified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates; licenses dogs and cats.

Kristin Ragland, Registrar
Town Hall – first floor
100 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081-1729
Phone: 973- 912- 2285
Fax: 973-912-2277

Hours for marriage applications are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.
(Please call before coming to the Office to make sure a Registrar is available).

The Registrar’s office is responsible for providing:

Marriage, Civil Union and Domestic Partnership Licenses

The cost for all licenses is $28. Application for these licenses must be made in the community where either applicant resides. If both applicants live out of state, then they must apply in the municipality where the ceremony will take place. When applying, the couple must bring their drivers license with current address, Passport or Vehicle Registration or Insurance; if applicable, divorce decree, death certificate for previous partner or termination of prior civil union or domestic partnership. There is a 72 hour waiting period from the time of application to receipt of license. Couples are advised to make application no later than one week prior to the wedding date. At the time of application, the couple must be present and accompanied by one witness at least 18 years of age or older and MUST speak English. You may apply up to 6 months in advance.

Certified copies of marriage licenses, civil union licenses, domestic partnership licenses, and birth and death certificates must be obtained where the event took place.

The fee for this service is $8 for death certificate and $10.00 for certified marriage, birth, civil union and domestic partner copies.   (Please call before coming to the Office to make sure a Registrar is available).


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