Vital Statistics


The Fairfield Township Office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Apply for the marriage application in the municipality where either party resides. The license is valid throughout New Jersey.
  • If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed. In this case, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license is issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar. There is no 72-hour waiting period for a remarriage; however, you must bring a certified copy of your existing marriage

The $28.00 marriage application fee is now waived effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

New Jersey’s marriage age requirement law sets the minimum age to marry in the state at 18 with no exceptions.

Certified copies of Birth Certificate, Death Certificate and Marriage License and Civil Union are $15.00 each.   Method of payment is cash or check payable to Fairfield Township.

Please call Deborah DeShields, Registrar of Vital Statistics at 856-451-9284, extension 313 to make an appointment to obtain certified copies and apply for a marriage application.