Registrar

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LASHAWN R. BARBER
CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL REGISTRAR                             
Phone: (609) 268-1220 ext. 14

Fax: (609) 268-7430
E-mail: Lastwpclerk@townshipoftabernacle-nj.gov

 

The Registrar's Office provides a certified record of those records concerned with live births, deaths, fetal deaths, (still-births), and marriages which occur within the Township. A form must be filled out by the requester  and given to the Registrar along with a copy of legal identification (Ex: Driver's License) and payment for number of copies being requested in order to obtain a Certified copy with a raised seal. Click here for form. Current fees are: $15 first copy and $5.00 each additional copy.

 
 
MARRIAGE , SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, REMARRIAGE, CIVIL UNION,
REAFFIRMATION OF CIVIL UNION LICENSE INFORMATION
 
MARRIAGE INFORMATION
 
The cost of a Marriage License is $28.00, payable when you apply for the license. Applicants are asked to please call ahead for an appointment if possible. When applying for a license, the following information is needed.                                                  
  • Marriage Applicants and 1 witness (18 yrs. of age or older) must be present.  There is no minimum time period from which the witness knows the applicants.
  • Proof of residency of the bride (Driver's License, or bill that comes in the bride's name).
  • Two each forms of identification for Marriage Applicants (driver's license, passport, birth certificate, etc.)
  • Social Security Cards or a paycheck showing SS#.
  • Name, address and phone number of person performing the ceremony.
  • Township in which ceremony will take place.
  • Divorce papers, final judgment (with seal) or death certificate of prior spouse(s) where applicable.
  • There are no more requirements for a premarital blood test; it was waived by the State of NJ. 
       
     There is a 72-hour waiting period from the time the application is signed until the license can be issued.  
 
CIVIL UNION INFORMATION

For two people to establish a civil union in New Jersey, they must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage in this state or that is recognized by this state*;
  2. Be of the same sex ; and
  3. Be at least 18 years of age, except that applicants under 18 may enter into a civil union with parental consent. Applicants under age 16 must obtain parental consent and have the consent approved in writing by any judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part.

* Same sex couples who meet the above requirements and are registered as domestic partners may enter into a civil union with the same person without terminating their domestic partnership first.  If the domestic partnership was registered in New Jersey, it automatically terminates when the civil union is registered. If the domestic partnership was registered in another state, that states laws determine the impact on the domestic partnership. A couple that has previously entered into a civil union or a same-sex marriage shall apply for a Reaffirmation of Civil Union License.

More Civil Union license information:  http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/civilunion_apply.shtml
 
 
CORRECTING A VITAL RECORD
 
Please follow the following links for information on correcting a Vital Record. The following link will take you to the State of NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services: http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/amend.shtml .
 
The following link will take you to the form to request a change of a Vital Record: http://www.state.nj.us/health/forms/reg-34.pdf
OTHER VITAL RECORDS
 
Click here to obtain other vital statistic forms such as: Consent of Parents or Guardian to Marriage or Civil Union of Minor, Report of Adoption, etc.