The City Clerk acts as the day to day administrative officer and chief election official of the City. The Clerk is a liaison between the governing body and taxpayers and often is a resident’s initial point of contact in municipal matters. The Clerk serves as the custodian of official records and as recording secretary to the governing body, keeping minutes of official meetings. The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for processing numerous municipal permits and licenses, including all marriage licenses. the City Clerk also serves as the chief elections officer for the City, ensuring official tallies from City voting precincts are properly reported to the County Clerk.

We have two notary publics in the office to accommodate your needs. There is no need to make an appointment, but you may want to confirm they are in the office by calling 609-397-0110.

If you are coming in to apply for a marriage license, please make sure you bring a witness with you. During the ceremony, it is important for you to have two separate witnesses. Mayor Fahl and Council President Asaro are available to perform the ceremony at a fee of $100. 

Appointments are not necessary, however, you are required to bring identification with you!
When applying for a marriage license, you must bring a witness who is 18 years of age or older. You must be able to provide identification, which includes proof of residency. Acceptable forms of identification include: State of New Jersey Digital Drivers' License or Identification, or United States Passport with a recent utility bill.

When applying for a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate, you must be able to provide identification and proof that you are entitled to that information. Your digital drivers license will be satisfactory identification if you are requesting your personal information. To obtain a copy of a death certificate, please download the form.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 609-397-0110.

Beginning May 1, 2014, statutory amendments go into effect that requires the registration of those seeking to become certified civil celebrants permitted to perform/solemnize non-denominational marriages and civil unions. To become a Certified Civil Celebrant click here.