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If either applicant is a resident of New Jersey, the application is made in the municipality where they reside.
If neither of the applicants is a resident of New Jersey, they must apply in the municipality where the ceremony will take place. This license is valid only in that municipality.
The marriage or civil union license requires a non-refundable payment of $28 when applying for the license. No personal checks are accepted. Cash or money orders addressed to “City of Trenton” are acceptable. Fees are being waived effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Applications for a marriage or civil union license are taken by APPOINTMENTS ONLY, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
Please call us at 609-989-3236 if you need to speak to a representative.