1. The Ceremony MUST take place in New Jersey.
  2. One of the applicants must live in Butler and provide proof of residence such as a current, valid, photo drivers license or a utility bill or bank statement issued in last 90 days.
  3. All applicants must provide either a valid drivers license, birth certificate or passport.  Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  4. A witness 18 years of age or older; knows both applicants and must speak and understand English fluently. If a witness is to be used to translate, they may NOT be a family member.
  5. Both applicants MUST be 18 a minimum of 18 years of age.
  6. If either applicant has been previously married, in a domestic partnership or a civil union, proof of dissolution must be provided such as  a divorce decree, certified copy of a death certificate or dissolution of a civil union or domestic partnership.
  7. There is a 72 hour waiting period from the time of completion of the application until the license may be issued.
  8. The name, address and telephone number of the officiant (person who is performing the ceremony) must be provided.
  9. A $28.00 fee payable by cash or check made to the Borough of Butler
  10. Marriage/Civil Union License Applications are taken Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. BY  APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
For a Marriage License please contact the Borough Clerk:
Contact Borough Clerk at 973-838-7200 ext. 226 to set up an appointment.  Or email the Clerk at