IMPORTANT NOTICE: (October 2013)
Pursuant to a recent court decision, same sex couples will be afforded the opportunity to enter into marriage in the State of New Jersey. In order to comply with the court ruling, the Office of Vital Statistics will begin accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples immediately. As such, same-sex couples must follow the same procedures and satisfy the same requirements that are imposed upon opposite-sex couples seeking to enter the civil marriage, including the 72-hour statutory waiting period for the issuance of a marriage license. Marriage License Fee is $28.00 cash or money order (payable to the City of Perth Amboy). For more information or to schedule an appointment for a Marriage License, please call (732) 826-0549.
Civil Union:The NJ Civil Union Act implemented on February 19, 2007, recognizes the union of two eligible individuals of the same sex, awarding them the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities as spouses in a Marriage.
The application form, as well as the eligibility requirements for entering into a civil union may be downloaded from the NJ State Department of Health website. The applicants, along with a witness, must sign the application, under oath, before the Licensing Officer. ID required.