Vital Statistics



Visit the Clerks office to fill out and sign a record request form. You can request Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Birth Certificates, Domestic Registration Certificates and Civil Union Certificates.

Registrar

Stephanie McCaffrey

(856) 423-0654 ext. 116
(856) 224-0296
smccaffrey@eastgreenwichnj.com

Contact

Registrar

Stephanie McCaffrey

(856) 423-0654 ext. 116
(856) 224-0296
smccaffrey@eastgreenwichnj.com

Deputy

Elizabeth McGill

(856) 423-0654 ext. 104
(856) 224-0296
emcgill@eastgreenwichnj.com

Requesting Certificates

At this time, due to the Governor’s Executive Order #18, anyone wishing to obtain a certified copy of a vital statistic must be the person to whom the information pertains or a direct relation such as parent, child, sibling, grandchild or other legal guardian. They must also show proof of identification and must fill out and sign a record request form at the clerk’s office.

Marriage Certificates

$20.00 East Greenwich Township. Must be obtained in municipality where the marriage occurred or through State Registrar.

Civil Union Certificates

$20.00 East Greenwich Township. Must be obtained in municipality where the marriage occurred or through State Registrar.

Domestic Reg. Certificates

$20.00 East Greenwich Township. Must be obtained in municipality where the marriage occurred or through State Registrar.

Birth Certificates

$20.00 East Greenwich Township. Must be obtained in municipality where the marriage occurred or through State Registrar.

Death Certificates

$20.00 East Greenwich Township. Must be obtained in municipality where the marriage occurred or through State Registrar.

Apply For Marriage License

The Who, What, When, and Where for your special day. Below you will find information pertaining to both "Marriages" and "Civil Unions".

What You Will Need


Bring current government-issued identification with proof of current residence. Will need to know: date of births and social security numbers for both parties, city of birth of both parties and their respective parents, names and maiden names of both sets of parents. If either party has been married or in a civil union before, will need to know date and place of divorce or annulment, number of times married and name of most recent spouse providing birth or maiden name of that spouse. Must provide name and address of person performing ceremony as well as date of ceremony.

When To Go


Apply for the license at least 72 hours before the ceremony. The license is held for 72 hours after application and is valid 30 days from the time it is picked up. Licenses may only be picked up during office hours, plan accordingly. East Greenwich Twp. Registrar hours are Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30 and Friday 9:00 - 4:30 with varying lunch hours. Please call in advance for an appointment due to the lengthy application process and to avoid unnecessary delays.

Where To Go


Apply with the Registrar of the town where the either party currently resides. Please call that municipality for times and locations. If neither party resides in New Jersey but wish to have the ceremony here, apply in the municipality where the ceremony will take place. License will only be valid in that town.

After The Cermony


After the Officiant has completed the certificate you will receive the pink copy and the person performing the ceremony will retain the blue copy for his/her records. Please check it for accuracy again at this time, before it is registered with the State of New Jersey. The pink copy is not a certified copy of your marriage. You must obtain the certified copy from the Registrar in the municipality where the marriage took place. Please wait at least five days before contacting that registrar. You will need a certified copy of your marriage for legal documentation for items such as insurance, banking and your driver’s license.

Who Must Appear


Both partners over age 18. One witness over 18 years of age that knows both bride and groom.

How Much Does It Cost?


$28.00 – Payable by cash or check at the time of application. $20.00 to receive a certified copy, Payable by cash or check at the time of application.

Requesting a Domestic Partnership

There are a few very important steps to follow to ensure that your request for a domestic partnership goes off without a hitch.

Prerequisite


Both partners must appear together and fill out an affidavit of domestic partnership, which must be signed in the presence of a notary public. You may take this with you and have it notarized or the registrar can notarize it. Return it to the registrar with all of the proof required and the registrar will turn it in to the state.

More Information


NJ Department of Health & Human Services – Frequently Asked Questions, Domestic Partnership in NJ brochure [English and Spanish], Sample Affidavit, Notices of Rights and Obligations of Domestic Partners [English and Spanish], Domestic Partnership pensions and banking links. Hotline for questions regarding Domestic Partnership – 1-866-722-8218 Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30 – voicemail for off-hours.

Who Can Register?


Any couple of the same or opposite sex age and aged 62 years or older, that meet the following criteria: 1. Share a common residence 2. Live in the State of NJ or are a member in a State of New Jersey administered retirement system. 3. Are jointly responsible for each other’s common welfare as evidenced by one of the items listed in the proof requirements section. 4. Agree to be jointly responsible for each other’s basic living expenses during the partnership. 5. Are unrelated to each other by blood or marriage up to and including the fourth degree of consanguinity. 6. Neither partner is currently in a marriage recognized by New Jersey law. 7. Neither partner is currently in an existing domestic partnership. 8. It has been more than 180 days since the termination of any previous domestic partnership that either partner was in. (except in case of death of a partner)

Proof Required


1. Valid identification that establishes applicant name, age, and date of birth. Example: driver’s license or birth certificate or military I.D. or passport. 2. Provide proof of joint financial responsibility as evidenced by one or more of the following: Joint deed, mortgage agreement or lease; Joint bank account; Designation of one of the persons as primary beneficiary in the other person’s will; Designation of one of the persons as primary beneficiary in the other person’s life insurance policy or retirement plan; Joint ownership of a motor vehicle. 3. Provide proof of common residence in the state of New Jersey. Example: same address on driver’s licenses, household bills with both names, lease, mortgage, etc. 4. Non-New Jersey residents must provide proof of membership in State of New Jersey administered retirement plan as evidenced by one or more of the following: Personal Benefits Statement from the previous year; 1099R from the previous calendar year; Certificate of Pension Membership.

After Registration


Each partner will be given a copy of the registration form. Each partner will be given a rights and obligations pamphlet. It is recommended that you request certified copies from the registrar for legal purposes at the additional cost listed above. This is not a legal name changing process.

Where To Go


A domestic partnership can be registered with any Registrar of Vital Statistics in the state of New Jersey if the couple resides in New Jersey or if one or both partners can show proof of membership in a State of New Jersey administered retirement system. Please check with the municipality that you will be going to, for registrar hours and requirements.

When To Go


East Greenwich Township Registrar hours are Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30 and Friday, 9:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 4:30 with varying lunch hours. Please call in advance for an appointment due to the lengthy application process and to avoid unnecessary delays. There is NO waiting period–if all requirements are met the partnership is registered immediately and you will have an informational copy to take with you. One certified copy may be produced immediately at an additional charge. Additional certified copy requests may be completed as time permits.

How Much Does It Cost?


$28.00 – Payable by cash or check at the time of application. $20.00 to receive a certified copy, Payable by cash or check at the time of application.

Divorce Records


Divorce records are NOT maintained at the East Greenwich Township offices. Divorce records in New Jersey for 1900-1989 are kept by the Records Information Center of the state Superior Court. Obtain a Divorce Decree or Document.

For records after 1989 contact the NJ County court that issued the divorce decree.

Divorce Information
How To File

File paperwork with the family court call for information and fee amount. Must bring your own paperwork or go through an attorney. They do not recommend internet sites that sell divorce kits.

Gloucester Co. Family Court: (856) 686-7410
2 South Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096

Self Help Guide with sample forms for State of NJ. $25.00.
1-888-576-5529

Legal Aid Service to qualify for reduced services.
1-800-496-4570

Gloucester County Bar Association will recommend an attorney.
856-848-4071

Get a Drivers License


The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) requires all applicants for New Jersey driver licenses, non-driver identification cards and boat licenses to present proofs of Age, Identity and Address. Applicants must also prove that their presence in this country is authorized under federal law. Without the proper documents, you may be inconvenienced and your application may be denied. [See the link above for details on documents required.] **If your surname is different from the one on your primary proof of age and identity, MVC cannot complete the transaction until you document the name change with certified adoption, marriage, or divorce papers, or a name change court order. Name changes through divorce must be part of the divorce decree and/or contain an addendum signed by the hearing judge. Certified copies of births and marriages that occurred in East Greenwich, NJ are available from EG Registrar of Vital Statistics (shown above).