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Newark Weddings

If you are a Bride or Groom planning the wedding of a lifetime, this section is packed with tools designed to ensure the planning and executing your day of a lifetime goes well. Newark is a central East Coast location just 20 minutes outside of NYC and within 45 minutes you can be at the Jersey Shore. Newark has access to all major transportation and highways.

Marriage Licenses:

  • $28.00 (cash only) license fee is due at the time of application (non-refundable)
  • A witness, 18 years or older, must be present
  • One of the applicants must be a resident of Newark. If applicants are non-residents of New Jersey, the application must be made in the municipality where the ceremony will take place.


  • Valid Passport
  • Valid NJ DMV Drivers License
  • Military Photo ID
  • Essex County ID

There is a 72 hour (3 days) waiting period between the filing of the application and the issuance of the license. This 72-hour waiting period begins at the time the application is filed with the local registrar.

Telephone: (973) 733-3825/3826
Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Monday thru Friday, except holidays

PLEASE NOTE: The above information is listed as a courtesy. The Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau does not endorse the listed companies, their services, or assume legal responsibility for any contracts entered into as a result of this guide.