Applying

Marriage / Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Couples must apply in the municipality where either partner legally resides if they are being married in New Jersey. The license may then be used throughout the State. If both reside outside of New Jersey, the couple must apply in the municipality where the ceremony will take place. The license will only be valid in that town.

Domestic Partnership

Couples interested in applying for a domestic partnership must be 62 years of age or older.

Resident of Toms River or Non-Resident of the state being married in Toms River

Applications for Marriages/Re-Marriages/Civil Unions are done Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. no appointments necessary. Applicants must show valid photo identification (such as driver's license or passport) and proof of Toms River Township residence (if it is not on their driver's license).  Suggested additional documents include birth certificates (passport can be used as substitute) and, if either applicant has been married or in a Civil Union previously, they should bring divorce/dissolution papers or a death certificate to prove the termination of the prior marriage/civil union. Please be advised, there is a 72-hour waiting period from the time of application and the time the license can be issued. 

Documents & Waiting Period

Suggested additional documents include birth certificates (passport can be used as a substitute) and if either applicant has been married or in a civil union previously, they should bring divorce/dissolution papers or a death certificate to prove the termination of the prior marriage/civil union. Please be advised, there is a 72-hour waiting period from the time of application and the time the license can be issued.

Ordering a Vital Record

You may order a vital record in person or through the mail. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Mail-In Requests

When sending through the mail, we will only ship to address on ID. Please do not send in original ID documents. Only copies are required. Mail completed application, proper identification, payment and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Toms River Registrar of Vital Statistics Office
P.O. Box 728
Toms River, NJ 08754

Criteria

  1. Cynthia Farrell, CMR

    Registrar
    Phone: 732-341-1000, ext. 8403

  2. Alice Scivoletti, CMR

    Deputy Registrar
    Phone: 732-341-1000, ext. 8400

  3. Danielle Triolo, CMR

    Alternate Deputy Registrar
    Phone: 732-341-1000, ext. 8408

  1. Application & Identification
  2. Documentary Proof
  3. Establishing Relationship
  4. Fees

Requests for vital records must include:

  • A completed application (subject’s full name, the exact date of the event, the full name of parents at the time of the event)
  • A copy of the proof(s) of your identity
  • The correct fee - $15 per copy
  • Proof of your relationship to the person listed on the vital record you are requesting

Proof of Identity

To show your proof of identity, you may show a valid photo driver’s license or nondriver's license with your current street address or two alternate forms of valid ID showing your current address such as:

  • Bank statement within the previous 90 days
  • County ID
  • Federal/State ID
  • Immigrant VISA
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • School ID
  • US/Foreign Passport
  • Utility bill(s) within the previous 90 days
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • Vehicle registration·         
  • Voter registration
  • W2 or tax return for the current year

Applicants with No Identification

People who are homeless or without identification at all, but have a social worker/case manager or homeless shelter coordinator, etc. may have their social worker/case manager submit for them. Please contact the office for information on how they can assist clients that need to obtain necessary records.