Office of Vital Statistics
Registrar of Vital Statistics
The Board of Health appoints the Registrar of Vital Statistics, who in turn appoints the Deputy Registrar. Both must attend classes provided by the State to obtain certification.
The responsibility for Borough of Rumson Vital Statistics is handled through the Borough Clerk's Office at Borough Hall. All records of births, marriages, domestic partnerships and deaths that occur in the Borough are recorded in the Borough and forwarded to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
A certified copy of any vital statistic event that took place in Rumson can be obtained either at Borough Hall or from the State Registrar in Trenton.
The marriage license application is made in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey. If both bride and groom are nonresidents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only good to use in that municipality.
A marriage license application must be made 72 hours prior to the time and date of the marriage ceremony. If a marriage is scheduled for a Sunday, the application should be made no later than the preceding Tuesday. Once the marriage license is issued, it is good for 30 days from the date of issuance.
Both bride and groom need to bring a valid state-issued drivers' license. If not, they will need two forms of identification such as a valid passport of state/federal identification. If they moved, the drivers' license needs to be updated to reflect that address change and the change needs to be presented at the point of application. Please have you social security number available. You will need a witness, 18 years of age or older. The application fee is $28.00 cash or check made payable to: Borough of Rumson.
For further information: Marriage or Civil Union License.