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Vital Statistics

Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partnership Licenses

All marriage licenses applications are accepted by appointment only, during the hours of 9AM-3PM.

Please call 856-767-7777 EXT. 304 and or 311
Applications must be filed at least 1-2 weeks before your wedding date.

  • The applicants apply for a license in the Borough of Berlin if either applicant resides in Berlin Borough or both reside out of state and are marrying in Berlin.
  • A photo driver’s license or passport is required for both applicants.
  • The following information is required at the time the application is being made:
    • Date of the marriage
    • Where the marriage is taking place
    • Who is performing the marriage and their address
    • If widowed need date of death of spouse and name.
    • If divorced, you must provide the date of your divorce and the name of your ex spouse.
    • Parents place of birth
  • The Borough of Berlin’s registrar requires applicants to bring their own witness.
  • The processing fee of $28.00 is paid on the day of the application. Cash, check, or money order excepted.
  • There is a mandatory seventy-two (72) hour waiting period before a marriage license may be issued.
  • Once issued and signed by the registrar, the license is only good for thirty (30) days.
  • Your officiant performing the ceremony must return the completed marriage /civil union license to the municipality where the marriage took place. The license will always be retained in that municipality.
  • Certified copies with a raised seal are available upon request from the municipality you were married in. The Borough’s fee is $10.00 for each certified copy.
  • All marriage applications are completed by appointment. Please call the clerk’s office to schedule.

Birth Certificates

  • Berlin Borough’s records for births only go back to 1927, therefore, if a record is needed before then, you must apply to the State of New Jersey.
  • In order to obtain a birth record, you must provide proof of your identity.
  • Records for births from the Borough of Berlin may only be requested if the birth occurred in Berlin.
  • Records may be obtained by family members only with proof of relationship.

Death Certificates

  • Death records are kept in the Borough of Berlin if the death occurred in Berlin.
  • In order to obtain a death record, you must provide proof of your identity and must be a family member or informant permissible by State Statute to obtain the record.
  • Certified copies of death records are not given out to any divorcee unless they were the informant on the death record.

Certified Copies

*Marriage/Civil Union, Birth, and/or Death may be obtained through the mail as follows:

  • Explanation of your request
  • Names and dates clearly noted
  • Must meet all the requirements listed above for each
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Number of documents you are requesting