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Borough of Lavellette

 

Registrar's Office
Registrar's Office

Office of Vital Statistics
Lavallette Borough Hall Directions
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
732-793-7477

Mailing Address: Lavallette Registrar
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Registrar's Office - Trailer 1 Lavallette Fire House Parking Lot
125 Washington Avenue Lavallette, NJ 08735

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Located on the 1st floor of the Municipal Building
Corner of Grand Central Avenue (Route 35 North) and Brooklyn Avenue.

 

Navigation Bullet Lavallette Population By Date census

Incorporation Date 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Lavallette Borough 1887 287 315 567 832 1,509 2,072 2,299 2,665 1,875

 

 

Navigation Bullet Marriage Licenses Application

Important, Call To Schedule Your Appointment With The Registrar For Marriage, and Domestic Partnership, Civil Union Licenses!

 

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"Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union in New Jersey" Brochure

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"Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union in New Jersey" (Spanish)

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Application:

Please print out and complete the marriage license application form. You may also get an application form at the Local Registrar’s office.

Do not sign the marriage application form before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, while under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.

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Application for License: Marriage, Remarriage, Civil Union, Reaffirmation of Civil Union Form

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Requirements for entering into a Marriage:

For two persons to establish a Marriage in this State, it shall be necessary that they satisfy all of the following criteria:

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

Where to apply:

  1. The marriage license application is to be made in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey.
  2.  If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

What you should bring with you when you apply for a marriage license:

  1. If you are divorced or have had a marriage annulled, please bring the divorce decree or the civil annulment documents.
  2. If your former spouse is deceased, please bring the death certificate,
  3. A copy of your birth certificate, driver’s license, passport or state I.D.
  4. Proof of your residency.
  5. Your social security card or social security number.*
  6. A witness (18 years or older) who knows both the male and female applicants.
  7. The $28 application fee.

*Your social security number is required by law and will be kept confidential.

Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

After you apply:

There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license is issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed.

The marriage license application is valid for six months from the date accepted, unless the Registrar has given prior approval to extend the validity of the application to a maximum of one year.

Only one marriage license may be granted from a marriage application. If the license expires before being used, a new application must be made and another $28 fee remitted.

The only exception to this requirement is in the case where a civil and religious ceremony are to be performed on the same day. In this case, the Local Registrar will photocopy the marriage application, marking one “A” and one “B”, and issue the corresponding marriage licenses, marking them “A” and “B” as well. One copy will be used for the religious ceremony and the other for the civil ceremony.

Please print out and complete the marriage license application form. You may also get an application form at the Borough Hall.

 

Navigation Bullet Civil Union Licenses Application

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"Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union in New Jersey" Brochure

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Application:

Please print out and complete the civil union license application form. You may also get an application form at the Local Registrar’s office.

Do not sign the civil union application form before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, while under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.

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Application for License: Marriage, Remarriage, Civil Union, Reaffirmation of Civil Union Form

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Requirements for entering into a Civil Union:

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 state’s laws determine the impact on the domestic partnership. A couple that has previously entered into a civil union or a same-sex marriage may apply for a Reaffirmation of Civil Union License.

Where to apply:

  1. You may apply in the New Jersey municipality in which either person resides.  The license is valid throughout the state.

If neither applicant lives in New Jersey, submit the application in the municipality where the civil union ceremony will be performed.  The license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

Required documents when applying for a Civil Union license:

  1. Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.
  2. Proof of your residency.
  3. Your social security card or social security number.*
  4. A witness, 18 years of age or older.
  5. The $28 application fee.

*Social security number is required by law for US citizens and will be kept confidential.

Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Requested additional documents (these documents are helpful but not required):

  1. A copy of your birth certificate to establish your parents’ names and related birth information.
  2. If you are divorced, have had a previous civil union dissolved, domestic partnership terminated or have had a civil union annulled, please bring the decree(s) or the civil annulment documents.
  3. If your former spouse/civil union or domestic partner is deceased, please bring the death certificate.

After you apply:

There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license is issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar. There is no 72 hour waiting period for a reaffirmation of Civil Union; however, you must bring a certified copy of your existing marriage or civil union.

The Civil Union license application is valid for six months from the date accepted, unless the Registrar has given prior approval to extend the validity of the application to a maximum of one year.

Only one Civil Union license may be granted from a Civil Union application. If the license expires before being used, a new application must be made and another $28 fee remitted.

The only exception to this requirement is in the case where a civil and religious ceremony are to be performed on the same day. In this case, the Local Registrar will photocopy the Civil Union application, marking one “A” and one “B”, and issue the corresponding Civil Union licenses, marking them “A” and “B” as well. One copy will be used for the religious ceremony and the other for the civil ceremony.

Reaffirmation of Civil Union:
For individuals who are currently in a Civil Union in New Jersey or are in a same sex union in another state where the rights afforded that union are equal to the rights afforded married couples, there exists the option to reaffirm your relationship/vows by registering a Reaffirmation of Civil Union.
 
In order to apply for a Reaffirmation of Civil Union the couple must provide proof of their existing same sex union, meet the requirements for entering into a civil union in New Jersey and follow the guidelines above to completing the license application.

The process for a Reaffirmation of Civil Union License are the same as for the Civil Union License, except that the Reaffirmation of Civil Union License must be accompanied by the proof of existing union and once the application is filed there is no 72 hour waiting period before the license is issued.

 

Navigation Bullet Domestic Partnership

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"Registering a Domestic Partnership in New Jersey" Brochure

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"Registering a Domestic Partnership in New Jersey" Brochure (Spanish)

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Registering a Domestic Partnership In New Jersey

The Domestic Partnership Act became effective on July 10, 2004 and was amended by the Civil Union Act implemented on February 19, 2007.

Under the original Domestic Partnership Act same-sex couples age 18 or older and opposite-sex couples age 62 or older had to meet the requirements of the Act to register a Domestic Partnership.  The implementation of the Civil Union Act amended this requirement such that effective February 19, 2007 same-sex or opposite-sex couples must be age 62 or older and meet the remaining eligibility requirements of the Domestic Partnership Act to register as Domestic Partners.

Domestic Partnerships registered prior to February 19, 2007 are still valid and are afforded the rights and benefits of Domestic Partners.

Registering a Domestic Partnership

Applicants must obtain an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. The Affidavit must be completed and signed by both applicants at the same time, in the presence of a notary. The applicants must appear together to file with a Local Registrar of Vital Statistics at any municipality throughout the State and the required fee of $28 remitted. It is advisable to contact the Local Registrar’s Office in advance to ascertain if there are designated for accepting applications for marriage, civil union or domestic partnership. Domestic Partnerships are not considered registered until the Affidavit has been filed with the Local Registrar’s Office and the Certificate of Domestic Partnership has been issued.

Each applicant must supply valid identification that establishes name, age, date of birth and proof of residency. This may be supplied by one or more documents issued by a government agency, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate, driver’s license, military identification or state/county identification card. A registration or operator’s license for any motorized vehicle that must be registered with the Motor Vehicle Commission will be accepted. Motorized vehicles include motorcycles, boats and motor homes, to name a few. A passport or county issued ID will establish identity. A mortgage, lease, tax records or utility bills will establish residency.

Eligibility Requirements for registering a Domestic Partnership

Couples wishing to register a Domestic Partnership must be same sex couples or opposite sex couples who are both 62 years of age or older. Couples must:

  1. Share a common residence in New Jersey or any other jurisdiction provided that at least one of the applicants is a member of a New Jersey State-administered retirement system;
  2. Both persons are jointly responsible for each other’s common welfare as evidenced by joint financial arrangements or joint ownership of real or personal property;
  3. Both persons agree to be jointly responsible for each other’s basic living expenses during the domestic partnership;
  4. Not be party to a marriage or civil union recognized by New Jersey law or a member of a domestic partnership with another individual;
  5. Not be related to each other by blood or affinity up to and including the fourth degree of consanguinity (simply stated, individuals who are first cousins or more distantly related);
  6. Chose to share each other’s lives in a committed relationship of mutual caring;
  7. Not have legally terminated another domestic partnership within the last 180 days. (This prohibition does not apply when the previous partnership ended due to the death of the other partner).

If the residence is outside the State of New Jersey, at least one of the applicants must provide proof of membership in a New Jersey State-administered retirement system by providing one of the following documents issued by the Division of Pensions and Benefits:

  1. A Personal Benefits Statement from the current or previous year;
  2. a 1099R from the current or previous year or
  3. a Certificate of Pension Membership.

Filing of the documents

The Local Registrar in the municipality in which you register your Domestic Partnership will retain a copy of both the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and the Certificate of Domestic Partnership. These documents will also be retained at the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, Office of the State Registrar.

To show proof of a Registered Domestic Partnership, you must obtain a certified copy of the Certificate of Domestic Partnership. A certified copy can be obtained from either of these entities. To obtain a copy of the certificate, you must identify the date and location of the filing for the Domestic Partnership, and provide identification to establish your identity.

 

Terminating a Domestic Partnership

In order to end a Domestic Partnership, you must file a request for termination with the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey. Following termination, you are responsible for notifying any entity that you had originally notified when you entered into the Domestic Partnership.


Notice of Rights and Obligations of Domestic Partners:

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Notice of Rights and Obligations of Domestic Partners

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Notice of Rights and Obligations of Domestic Partners Spanish

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Navigation Bullet Vital Record Requests / Certified Copies / Death Certificates

Certified copies are $10.00 each
Must be paid for before copies can be mailed.
Checks Payable to The Borough of Lavallette
Please provide 24 hours notice.

To obtain a copy of a vital record, you must submit:

Marriage or Partnership: Must provide your Date of Marriage / Partnership, and married name.

Death Certificates: Name, Place and Date of Death.

  • A completed application
  • Proof of your identity with photo
  • The correct fee of $10 per Copy
  • Proof of your relationship to the person listed on the vital record you are requesting
    (Required for certified copies)

Download: Click here for Vital Record Request form Pdf File
Download: Eligibility Requirements for requesting Certified Copies Pdf File