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No, you must go to social security with your certified copy to begin the name change process.
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Yes. If an appointment is not made, there is no guarantee a registrar will be in the office or available to assist you in any matter needed to address. Please call 732-828-2100, ext. 181 or email Catherine Beardsley to schedule an appointment.
Yes, please complete the certified copy application (PDF) and read the instructions (PDF) on how to obtain certified copies. Copies of identification, completed application and fee will need to be submitted in order to be processed.
Certified copies are not automatically mailed to newlyweds. An application for certified copies must be made by the couple or someone eligible to obtain their records. For security purposes we are unable to confirm or deny if we have the requested document. A completed application with supporting documentation must be submitted for review.
A certified copy is the official document of your marriage with a raised seal. A marriage certificate, or your pink copy, is not a legal document.
You will need one witness at the time of application. The witness needs to be 18 years of age or older.
You will need two witnesses at the ceremony.
No. It means that you have begun the process to get married. You will need an ordained officiant to perform your ceremony and two witnesses.
No, only one eligible individual is needed for the certified copies.
Yes, but a new application (PDF) will be required and documentary proof.
No. All requested items on the application (PDF) for certified copies must be completed and accurate. Failure to complete or correctly identify will result in the request being denied.
If you would like to request the Mayor to perform your marriage ceremony, please send the request via email to Catherine Beardsley. Please include dates you are requesting, time and location of the event. If there is flexibility on the date/time, please state same in your request.