New Jersey Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in New Jersey. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in New Jersey.
Who can officiate weddings in New Jersey?
Each judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, each judge of a 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 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.
New Jersey Permanent Statutes § 371-13
Are online ordained ministers recognized in New Jersey?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in New Jersey.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the New Jersey Government?
The New Jersey Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in New Jersey to officiate a wedding.4.
What New Jersey office handles officiant registration?
The New Jersey Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in New Jersey?
All Wedding Officiants in New Jersey must be at least 18 years old.