Robin R. Kline, MAS, RMC, CMR            Jeanne Pugsley, CMR
Registrar Vital Statistics                           Deputy Registrar Vital Statistics
rkline@mendhamnj.org                            jpugsley@mendhamnj.org

 

The Vital Records Office processes and maintains all records of births, deaths, marriages, domestic partnerships and civil unions that occur in The Borough of Mendham.

 

MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION LICENSE
APPLICATION & GUIDELINES

 

  • MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION APPLICATION 
  • Eligibility   
    • Either applicant must reside in Mendham Borough.
    • If neither applicant is a resident of New Jersey and the ceremony will be performed in
      the Borough of Mendham.
      • The license will only be valid in Mendham Borough.
  • Application Process
    • Complete the first page of the application in advance of your visit.
    • Please do not sign the application as it must be signed under oath in the presence of the issuing authority.
    • Both applicants must appear in-person at the Registrar’s office to apply for the license.
  • 72 Hour Waiting Period 
    • Required by the State of NJ after an application is made before the license can be issued.
    • The license, once issued, is valid for only 30 days.
  • Documentation Required
    • Acceptable Proof of Identity
      • Driver’s License
      • Current Passport
      • State/County Identification Card
      • Military ID
    • Acceptable Proof of Residency
      • Driver’s license
      • Lease
      • Tax Return
      • Other documentation of residency.
    • Social Security Number
      • Required by law for U.S. citizens and will be kept confidential.
  • Additional Helpful Documents-- but not required
    • Copy of Birth Certificate to establish your parents’ names and related birth information
    • Copy of a death certificate, divorce decree, dissolution of civil union or termination of domestic partnership.
  • One Witness is Requried
    • Individual must be at least eighteen years of age
    • Must know both parties
    • Must appear with the applicants
    • Must swear to the completeness and accuracy of their answers.
  • Application Fee
    • $28.00
    • Must be submited with completed application.
    • Payable by cash or check made payable to the Borough of Mendham.
  • Foreign Language Documents
    • Must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE TAKEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
    • Schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
    • No later than 14 days prior to the date of your ceremony. 

 

 

OBTAINING A CERTIFIED COPY OF A VITAL RECORD
APPLICATION & GUIDELINES

 

  • VITAL RECORDS APPLICATION
    • Proof of Relationship to the Person Listed on the Record is Required
      • The proof must establish that you are of legal age and are either:
        • Subject of the record
        • Parent, legal guardian or legal representative
        • Spouse/civil union partner
        • Child
        • Gandchild
        • Sibling
      • Acceptable Identification  
        • Current, valid photo driver’s license or photo non-driver’s license with current address
        • Current, valid driver’s license without photo and one alternate form of ID with current address
        • Two alternate forms of ID listed below, one of which must have current address:
          • Vehicle insurance card
          • Voter registration
          • US/Foreign Passport
          • Immigrant Visa
          • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
          • Federal/State ID
          • County ID
          • School ID
          • Utility bill(within the previous 90 days)
          • Bank Statement (within previous 90 days)
          • W-2 or tax return for current or previous year
          • Homeless individuals can provide identification from a social worker or homeless shelter coordinator.
          • Incarcerated individuals can provide legal imprisonment, conviction papers or release documents that include the name, social security number and all possible aliases used in the past or identification from a prison/probation official. 
        • Other Required Information
          • Death or Birth Certificate 
            • Full name on the record
            • City where the event occurred
            • Exact month/day/year of the event
            • Mother’s maiden name
            • Father’s name (if on record)
          • Marriage, Civil Union or Domestic Partnership \
            • Legal name of the spouse/partner required                           
    • Do not send in original ID documents
      • Photocopies are acceptable
  • Certified Copy Fee
    • $10.00 each
    • Check or money order, made payable to the Borough of Mendham.
    • Must be submited with completed application.