Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming, but getting married in Edison, NJ, is a straightforward process.

Whether you're a local or planning a destination wedding, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know. From obtaining your marriage license to saying "I do," we've got you covered.

Here's Your Checklist

  1. Fill out a Marriage License Form
  2. Schedule an Appointment at the Edison Township Registrar's Office
  3. Bring Valid Photo IDs (Driver's License or Passport)
  4. Bring Proof of Residency (Utility Bill, Lease, or Bank Statement)
  5. Bring $28 for the Marriage License Fee (cash or card)
  6. Provide Your Social Security Number (Card, Paystub, or Tax Form)
  7. Schedule Your Wedding Ceremony with an Officiant
  8. Attend the Ceremony with Your Partner and Two Witnesses
  9. Sign the Marriage License
  10. Have the Officiant File the License

Congratulations, you're officially married!

How to Get an Edison Marriage License

First, you'll need to schedule an appointment at the Edison Township Registrar's Office.


To request an appointment, send an email to the registrar at Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Make sure to have all your documents ready before your appointment.


  1. Residency: At least one of the applicants must reside in Edison.
  2. Presence: Both parties getting married and one witness must be present for the application process.
  3. Witness: The witness must be over the age of 18, know both parties, and speak and understand English.
  4. Valid Photo IDs: A valid (not expired) government-issued photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license. The address on the driver's license must match the address on the application. If you do not possess a valid photo driver's license, then a valid government-issued passport or ID must be submitted along with proof of residency (e.g., W-2, bank statement, lease agreement, property deed). U.S. Consular IDs and international driver's licenses are not acceptable.
  5. Marriage License Fee: $28 (cash or card; personal checks are not accepted).

Note: The Licensing Officer may request any documents they feel are necessary to ensure there are no impediments to the marriage.

Once you have all the required documents, head to the Edison Township Registrar's Office at your scheduled time.


100 Municipal Blvd, Edison, NJ 08817

Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday | By Appointment Only

Getting Married in Edison, NJ

You have two options for getting married in Edison:

  1. Schedule an Appointment at the Courthouse
  2. Hire an Officiant for Your Ceremony


Once you have your marriage license, you can schedule a time with the magistrate at the courthouse.


  • Appointment at the Courthouse
  • Marriage License
  • Partner and Two Witnesses


  • A courthouse official or magistrate will officiate the ceremony.
  • You can have up to six people in the courtroom.
  • Request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Clerk’s office for a fee. This certificate serves as proof of your marriage.

During the ceremony, the courthouse official and witnesses will sign the marriage license, making your marriage legally valid.

Congrats, you're married!


You don't have to get married in a courthouse. Once you have your marriage license from the Municipal Clerk's Office, you can hire an officiant to perform your ceremony at your desired location.


The officiant will file the signed marriage license with the Municipal Clerk's Office to officially record your marriage.

To inquire about hiring an officiant, submit a form for an Officiant + Photographer + Witnesses below!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take to Get Your Marriage License?

  • Once a marriage license is applied for, there is a 72-hour waiting period before it can be picked up. Once picked up, the marriage license is valid for 30 days.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Married at an Edison Courthouse?

  • The marriage license costs $28. You can set up an appointment and get married on the same day.

Can You Get Your Marriage License and Get Married the Same Day in NJ?

  • No, there is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period after applying for your marriage license before it can be picked up and used.

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