Township of East Hanover Official Web Site
411 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 4:00
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
should you apply for a marriage license?
To apply in East Hanover,
the bride or the groom must reside here. If
she is a non-resident of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the
Registrar in the municipality in which the groom resides, (For marriage license
purposes, soldiers are residents of the post at which they are stationed.)
A license issued under either of the preceding circumstances is good for
use anywhere in New Jersey.
If both bride and groom
are nonresidents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar
of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only good for
use in that municipality.
A license may never be
used outside of New Jersey and a license issued in another state may never be
used in New Jersey.
should you apply for a marriage license?
The local Registrar will
not issue a marriage license sooner than 72 hours after the application has been
made, unless ordered to do so via an appropriate court order.
If both the bride &
groom are unavailable to complete the application at the same time, either
applicant may complete his/her part of the application & start the waiting
period. The other applicant must
return with the same witness (who must be at least 18 years old) to complete
his/her part of the application. The
application must be completed by both parties before the license will be issued.
Once the marriage license is issued, it is only good for 30 days from the
date of issuance.
A couple wishing to have
both religious & civil ceremonies may be
issued a license for both ceremonies on the basis of a single application.
However, a couple wishing to have two religious ceremonies, and wanting
to have a public record of each, may not have two licenses issued at the same
time. They must apply for and use
the first license. Then they must
return to the Registrar with the signed original certificate of the marriage and
a witness to apply for a remarriage license.
should you bring with you when you apply?
You or the groom must live
in East Hanover. You both have to
bring a driverís license (proof of residence), birth certificate, social
security card & if either have been married before I need proof of that for
papers, death certificate or annulment papers) & one witness who must
be at least 18 years old. The fee is
$28.00 in cash or a check only.
If either applicant is
under the age of 18, both parents must be present along with two (2) other
witnesses for the application. If
either applicant is under the age of 16 the above applies and you must appear
before a Superior Court Judge at the Morris County Courthouse.
can perform a marriage ceremony?
According to state law,
judges or a Federal District Court, United States magistrates, judges of a
Municipal Court, judges of the Superior Court, judges of a tax court, retired
judges of the Superior Court or Tax Court, or a judge of the Superior Court or
Tax Court who has resigned in good standing, and any mayor/deputy mayor or
chairman of any township committee, village president of New Jersey, county
clerks, and every minister of every religion may solemnize a marriage.
should the marriage record be filed?
The person performing a
marriage ceremony must file the marriage license with the Registrar of the
municipality in which the marriage was performed.
Since failure to record the marriage may
cause considerable inconvenience
at a later date when proof of marriage is needed, you should make sure that this
has been done.
Certified copies of the
marriage event may be obtained from the local Registrar in the municipality
where the ceremony occurred or from the Office of the State Registrar of Vital
do I get copies of my marriage license?
If marriage took place in
East Hanover, certified copies of marriage license will be handled by mail or by
appointment only. Make check payable
to: Township of East Hanover.
The fee for the first copy is $10.00 and $5.00 for each additional copy.
Please include names, date, cell phone or daytime number, return address,
photo ID (i.e. copy of driverís license or a copy of passport with photo).
The check and all necessary information should be mailed to:
Theresa Maggiulli, Registrar, Township of East Hanover, 411 Ridgedale Avenue,
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936. Certified
copies will be mailed as soon as possible.