Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to wait to receive my Marriage License or Certified Copy of a Vital Record?

Marriage Licenses require a 72-hour waiting period between application and issuance. So, if your Marriage License is processed on January 1 at 3:00 p.m. then it can be issued on January 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Weekends are counted in the 72 hours so if your application is processed on a Friday at 3 p.m., it will be available on the next business day (Monday) at 3 p.m.

What should I know before meeting with the Registrar for application of a Marriage License?

  • Both applicants and the witness must be 18 years of age or older. Witness cannot be one of the applicants, a translator, or the officiant.
  • At least one of the applicants must reside in Blairstown. If both applicants are from out of State, the marriage must take place in Blairstown. 
  • You must make an appointment with the registrar prior to processing. Absolutely NO WALK-INS!
  • You must complete the Marriage License Form but leave blank the portion where signatures of the applicants and their witness are required prior to meeting with the Registrar.
  • Both applicants and the witness must bring a valid ID.
  • You must bring either cash or check made payable to Blairstown Township in the amount of $28.00.

What do I need to apply for a Certified Copy of a Vital Record? You must prove that you are:

All Vital Record (Birth/Marriage/Death) Applicants must provide a completed Application for Non-Geneological Certification or Genealogical Certification, proof of relationship along with valid ID and check or cash in the amount of $10.00 per certified copy.

What is required for “Proof of Relationship”? In order to provide “proof of relationship” that will make you eligible to receive a Vital Record, you must prove that you are:

  • The subject of the record; (Note: this requirement is for non-genealogical records only);
  • The subject’s parent, legal guardian, or legal representative;
  • The subject’s spouse/civil union partner, domestic partner, child, grandchild or sibling if of legal age;
  • A State or Federal Agency for official purposes; or
  • Requesting pursuant to court order

How can I obtain a birth certificate?
New Jersey birth certificates are available in the municipal building of the town where the person was born or through the:

Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
369 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
1-866-649-8726 / 609-292-4087

Born Outside of New Jersey?
If a person is born outside of the State of New Jersey, The National Center for Health Statistics website provides links for those users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.







Monday - Wednesday

8AM - 4PM



Lori Nienstedt, CMR

(908) 362-6663 x 233


Everett Falt, CMR

(908) 362-6663 x 230


106 Route 94

Blairstown, N.J.  07825

(908) 362-6663 (OFFICE)


​The Township of Blairstown is served by both a Registrar and Deputy Registrar who have completed their Certified Municipal Registrar (CMR) training through the NJ Office of Vital Statistics and Registry (OVSR). The OVSR oversees the municipal registrar offices and both offices are governed by the following statutes and regulations:

New Jersey Codes – Title 26 – Health and Vital Statistics
New Jersey Codes – Title 37 – Marriages and Married Persons
New Jersey Administrative Code Title 8 – Health (Chapter 2, 2A, and 2B)​


Blairstown Township