Who can perform marriages in New Jersey?

Each judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, each judge of the federal district court, United States magistrate, judge of a municipal court, judge of the Superior Court, judge of a tax court, retired judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court, or judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court, the former County Court, the former County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, or the former County District Court who has resigned in good standing, surrogate of any county, county clerk and any mayor or former mayor not currently serving on the municipal governing body or the deputy mayor when authorized by the mayor, or chairman of any township committee or village president of this State, and every minister of every religion, are hereby authorized to solemnize marriages or civil unions between such persons as may lawfully enter into the matrimonial relation or civil union; and every religious society, institution or organization in this State may join together in marriage or civil union such persons according to the rules and customs of the society, institution or organization. A civil celebrant shall be authorized to solemnize marriages or civil unions if certified by the Secretary of State.

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1. Do I need an appointment for a marriage application?
2. Domestic Partnership Records I entered into a domestic partnership before New Jersey’s Civil Union Act took effect. Is my domestic partnership still valid if we elect not to enter into a civil union?
3. Is my domestic partner able to assume my last name after we register our partnership?
4. If I am in a domestic partnership and want to enter into a civil union with the same partner, do we need to terminate the domestic partnership before applying for our civil union license?
5. Does my employer have to offer my domestic partner health benefits?
6. If I was married in another state, do I need to enter in a marriage in New Jersey in order to have my marriage recognized in New Jersey?
7. Is my marriage on file in New Jersey if I was married in another state or country?
8. Who can perform marriages in New Jersey?
9. Can Internet ministers perform my marriage ceremony?
10. What is required to file a delayed marriage certificate?
11. How do I order a vital record from a New Jersey local vital records office?
12. What are the fees for local copies?
13. Are local copies of vital records acceptable for all my needs?