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REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS

Registrar of Vital Statistics:  Dorothy S. Hicks
Deputy Registrar: Samantha D'Antuono
Administrative Assistant:  
t: 908.234.0611 f: 908.234.0918
h: Monday through Friday - 9:30 am to 2:30 pm or by appointment
It is recommended to make an appointment to ensure that either the Registrar or Deputy Registrar are available.
  

In municipalities with populations under 5000, the Clerk also serves as the Registrar of Vital Statistics. 

MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION 
You must be at least 18 years of age and not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage to be married in the State of New Jersey. 

Where to apply:

If you are applying for a marriage license and are a resident of New Jersey, the license may be obtained from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality in which either applicant resides.  If neither applicant is a resident of New Jersey, the application would be submitted in the municipality where the ceremony will be performed and will only be valid in that issuing municipality.  The application is filed together with the applicants as well as one (1) witness over the age of 18. The license fee is $28.00. The Borough of Far Hills only accepts cash or check.  It is recommended to make an appointment to ensure that the Registrar or Deputy Registrar are available to accept your application. 

Do not sign the Marriage License Application form before coming to the Borough of Far Hills, as each applicant must sign, under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority. 

Required documents when applying for a marriage license:

  • Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.
  • Proof of residency by one applicant, if a NJ resident
  • Social Security number*
  • A witness, 18 years of age or older
  • The $28.00 application fee, check or cash only

* Your social security number is required by law for US citizens and will be kept confidential.
Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

After you apply:
There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license can be issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar. 

IMPORTANT: Please do not rely on the mailing address to indicate the municipality in which the ceremony is to be performed. As a convenience, below are a few wedding venues that have a Far Hills mailing address but are actually located in another municipality.

  • Bamboo Brook Park - Chester Township
  • Hamilton Farms - Bedminster Township
  • Natirar - Borough of Peapack and Gladstone 
  • Willowwood Arboretum - Chester Township

For a complete list of local registrars throughout state of New Jersey, visit the                          
NJ Department of Health/Vital Statistics.

OBTAINING A CERTIFIED COPY OF A VITAL RECORD
Certified copies can only be obtained from the registrar in the municipality where the event occurred or from the NJ Department of Health/Vital Statistics. The Borough of Far Hills charges $5.00 per copy, cash or check only. 

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #18, the registrar may only issue a certified copy of a vital record to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age.

 In addition to authenticating your relationship to the subject of the vital record, you must submit proof of your identity. Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:

  • a valid photo driver’s license OR
  • a valid non-photo driver’s license plus an alternate form of ID with address OR
  • a photo ID non-driver’s license OR
  • two alternate forms of ID with address 

To obtain a certified copy of a vital record, please complete the Application for a Certified Copy of a Non-GenealogicalVital Record.

Requests for a certified copy of a vital record may be made in person, by mail, or online.

The application and proof of your identity must accompany your request whether it is made by mail or in-person.

In Person - bring this application, two forms of original identification from the above list, and a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Far Hills.

By Mail - send the completed application, photocopies of two acceptable forms of identification from the above list, and a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Far Hills. The mailing address is Borough of Far Hills, 6 Prospect Street, Far Hills, NJ  07931 Attn: Registrar of Vital Statistics

Online - as an added convenience, certified copies can also be ordered online via the
NJ Department of Health/Vital Statistics.