Vital Statistics

In compliance with state regulations, the Bureau of Vital Statistics keeps records of all births, deaths and marriages. Information on how to obtain a marriage license and certified copies of births and deaths that occurred in Nutley are available by calling the Township's Registrar at (973) 284-4976 or contact via  email .

Office Hours

  • Monday thru Friday | 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Monday Evenings | 6:30pm - 7:30pm, by appointment only.
    Please call (973) 284-4976 to set up appointments with the Registrar.

Marriage License

  • The marraige or civil union license must be obtained from the Registrar in the New Jersey municipality in which either applicant resides, if one or both is resident of New Jersey. If both parties are not residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the ceremony is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality.
  • Both applicants and one witness(who may be a relative) must appear before the Registrar to apply for the Marriage Certificate, minimally 72 hours before wedding date.
  • There is a 72 Hour (3 Day) waiting period before the license is issued.
  • Proof of residency must be provided.
  • A birth certificate may be requested for proof of age.
  • Social Security numbers must be provided.
  • Divorce decrees or death certificates must be presented to the Registrar for examination.
  • The marriage license is filed in the town the marriage took place in (not necessarily where it was applied for).

LICENSE FEE IS $28.00
TRANSCRIPT FEE IS $10.00 PER CERTIFIED COPY

Certificate of Domestic Partnership

To register a domestic partnership in the state of New Jersey applicants must:

  • Execute an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership Form together in the presence of a Notary Public
  • File the notarized Affidavit Form with the local Registrar in any municipality in New Jersey to obtain a Certificate of Domestic Partnership
  • Provide valid ID for each applicant
  • Identify common residence in the state of New Jersey
  • Joint Deed, Mortgage or Lease
  • Joint Bank Account
  • Designation of one of the person as primary beneficiary in the other's will
  • Designation of one of the persons a primary beneficiary in the other's life
  • Joint ownership of a motor vehicle

Birth Certificates

  • Births are registered in the town in which they occur
  • The Registrar must authenticate the identity of the requestor and his or her relationship with the subject of the vital record

TRANSCRIPT FEE IS $10.00 PER CERTIFIED COPY

Death Certificates

  • Death certificates are filed in the place of death, not where the individual lived.
  • The Registrar must authenticate the identity of the requestor and his or her relationship with the subject on the vital record.

TRANSCRIPT FEE IS $10.00 PER CERTIFIED COPY