How do I obtain a Marriage/Civil Union License?

Requirements for Applying for a Marriage License Hamilton Township, Mercer County

  1. One or both applicants must be a Hamilton Township Resident.
  2. Applications are done by appointment only. Appointments are made at least THREE weeks before the set date of ceremony. To schedule appointment call 609-890-3826.
    1. There is a seventy-two hour waiting period from the time of application until the license is ready for pick-up.
  3. On the day of appointment please bring:
    1. Completed application. Application can be obtained at local registrar's office
      1. View the English Spanish Application (PDF)
      2. Do not sign the marriage application form before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, while under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority
    2. Witness 18 years of age or older with valid ID
    3. Name, address and phone number of officiate
    4. Birth Certificates (or passports)
    5. Social Security Card (or last year's W-2)
    6. Proof of residency (i.e. utility bill from last 90 days {electric, gas, telephone, water})
    7. If ever in marriage/civil union/domestic partnership:
      1. Provide date and location of divorce
      2. Death Certificate
    8. If in a marriage to current significant other: (remarriage only)
      1. Bring marriage certificate
    9. $28 license fee, collected in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge)

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1. Can someone other than the couple pick up the marriage license when it is ready?
2. Do I have to register with the Health Department before performing a wedding in Hamilton?
3. Does the Mayor perform Marriage/Civil Union Ceremonies?
4. How do I obtain a Marriage/Civil Union License?
5. How long is a marriage license good for?
6. I am applying for a marriage license and cannot find my birth certificate; what document can I use as a substitute?
7. I was born in a different country, do I need to have my birth certificate translated?
8. In what municipality/state do I apply for a marriage license?
9. What documents do I need if this is not the first marriage for either the bride or groom?
10. When can I pick up my Marriage Certificate?
11. Where do I apply for a license if I live in Hamilton but am getting married in a different municipality/state?