Registrar of Vital Statistics
The Township of West Milford Health Department, Division of Vital Statistics provides licenses for civil unions and marriages, and issues certified copies.
Obtaining a Civil Union of Marriage License
Civil Union and Marriage applications are taken 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (excluding legal holidays) and are by appointment only. Call the Registrar of Vital Statistics at (973) 728-2722 to schedule an appointment.
Application requirements – NO EXCEPTIONS:
Applicant A and Applicant B and Witness (18 years of age or older)
Proof of identity by presenting driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.
Proof of residence by one applicant, if a NJ resident
Social Security Numbers (required and will be kept confidential)
$28.00 fee (cash or a check/money order made out to The Township of West Milford)
Applications cannot be made less than 72 hours prior to the ceremony. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside in West Milford or plan to have their ceremony in West Milford. The License expires 30 days from the date of issue (weekends and date of issue included). After the 72 hour waiting period is over the applicants may return to pick up their license. Licenses cannot be mailed.
Certified Copy of Vital Records (birth, marriage, death)
The Township of West Milford, Township Health Department, Division of Vital Records issues certified copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union and Domestic Partnership events which occurred within the Township of West Milford.
Information on how to obtain a record that is no longer available in West Milford can be secured through the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services website at http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/vital.shtml.
A completed application along with proper ID and payment must be provided in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record. The fee for certified copies is $10.00 per record. Payment by check or money order should be made payable to “The Township of West Milford". Requests will be expedited as long as all pertinent information, proper ID and correct payment is received.
To get a certified copy you must provide proof of your relationship to the person listed on the vital record and the proof must establish you are one of the following:
The subject of the record
The subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative
The subject’s spouse/civil union or domestic partner; child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age
A state or federal agency for official purposes
Pursuant to court order
The Office of Vital Statistics only accepts in-person and mail-in requests for certified copies of vital records.
For in-person requests, the Office of Vital Statistics is open Tuesday through Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (973) 728-2722.