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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 the marriage ceremony in Montclair. Both applicants must show proof of residency, e.g. current driver’s license, or a utility bill, telephone bill, tax return, pay stub, showing PRESENT address.
  2. Both applicants must come to the Vital Statistics office together with only one witness over 18 years of age.
  3. Show social security cards + birth certificates. (Anyone born abroad must have birth certificate translated into English by a professional translator.). A Professional translator must be present when completing the application, if either applicant does not speak or understand English.
  4. If either party is divorced or widowed, proof must be shown, i.e. FINAL divorce decree or death certificate.
  5. Make an appointment Mon-Fri between 9.00am and 3:30 pm at least 10 days before the ceremony to ensure appointment is available (including 72-hour waiting period).
  6. Must know date of marriage, where 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. The license is valid 30 days after being issued.
  9. The fee is $28.00 – payable with cash/check/money order.

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.

Applications are also available online at the Sate of New Jersey Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Registry website:

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.

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

Anne Shields, 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.