You need to apply in person in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey. You need to bring ID such as driver's license, birth certificate, or passport; proof of residency such as a bank statement, utility bill, tax return, etc. If married before or previously in a civil union or domestic partnership, you need to bring a copy of the death certificate or divorce papers, whichever applies. The fee is $28.00 in cash, check or money order. The application may be obtained at your local registrar’s office. A minimum of 72 hours must elapse between the time of application and the time we issue the license.