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Montclair Township

Vital Statistics

Office of Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Human Services

205 Claremont Avenue, 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: 973-509-4970

Arlene Karp, Registrar

Applying for a Marriage/Remarriage/Civil Union/Reaffirmation-of-Civil-Union License PDF Print E-mail

Below is the list of requirements when applying for a marriage, remarriage, civil union or reaffirmation of civil union license. Download application.

  1. Either applicant MUST reside in Montclair or if residents of another state must arrange to have marriage ceremony in Montclair. Both applicants must show proof of identity such as your Drivers License, Passport or State/Federal I.D. Both applicants must also show proof of residency. If your current address is not on your Drivers License, two other forms of I.D. showing name and address will be required Ex: Utility Bill, (last 90 days) Telephone Bill, Tax Return, Pay Stub, Bank Statement, Lease or Rental Agreement..
  2. Both Applicants must come in together with only one witness over 18 years of age.
  3. Your Social Security card or Social Security number is required by law and will be kept confidential, any document in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation and a Professional translator must be present when completing the application, if either applicant does not speak or understand English.
  4. Proof of divorce/dissolution/annulment or death of spouse required.
  5. Appointment required: Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., at least 10 days before the ceremony to ensure appointment is available (including 72-hour waiting period).
  6. Must know date of marriage, where marriage is being held and who is performing the ceremony before appointment is made.
  7. There is a Mandatory 72-hour waiting period before license will be issued.
  8. License valid 30 days after being issued.
  9. Fee $28.00 – cash/check/money order/credit cards accepted.

The Office of Vital Statistics is located at the Montclair Municipal Building, third floor, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. Please call Township Registrar Arlene Karp at 973-509-4973 for an appointment.

Cat and Dog Licenses PDF Print E-mail

Cat and dog licenses are provided by the Office of Vital Statistics in the Department of Health and Human Services:

Office of Vital Statistics,
Montclair Department of Health and Human Services
Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Third Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone number: 973-509-4973

Dog and cat license forms availalbe for download.

Dog License form (600KB PDF)

Cat License Form (500KB PDF)

Please download the above form(s), fill out and send with payment to:

Department of Health and Human Services
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

The State Health Department requires all cats and dogs to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies.

Licenses can be otained from the Health Department at the Montclair Health Department, third floor, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Dog Licenses: Renewed every January

The fees are as follows:
Neutered/Spayed - $12.00
Non-neutered/Spayed - $15.00
Late Fee: $10.00 *
Lost Tag Fee: $1.00

There is a late fee of $10.00 for license applications received after March 1st of licensing year. A copy of a valid rabies certificate must be presented at time of licensing.

Cat Licenses: Renewed Every September

Fees are as follows:
Neutered Cats: $8.00
Senior Citizens Neutered Cats: $5.00
Non-neutered Cats: $11.00
Senior Citizens Non-neutered Cats: $8.00
Late Fee: $10.00 *
Lost Tag Fee: $1.00

*Late fee applicable if application is not received by November 1st of licensing year.

The Township of Montclair has free rabies clinics in February, May and September.

Requests for Certified Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnership Certificates PDF Print E-mail

Vital Statistics
205 Claremont Avenue, 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: 973-509-4973

Arlene Karp, Registrar

Please Note: For birth, death, marriage, civil union and domestic partnership ceritificates, only IMMEDIATE relatives may obtain a certified copy. Name on ID must correspond with name on certificate.

If you require RUSH DELIVERY, use only Post Office Overnight Express with return envelope completed. NO OTHER CARRIER.