Office of the Registrar

The Registrar’s office is responsible for the filing and issuance of vital records. The Registrar and Deputy Registrar must hold a Certified Municipal Registrar (CMR) certificate, issued by the State Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Patricia L. Bussow, RMC/CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 223
fax: 973-383-5039

Deputy Registrar

Kaitlin Vanderhoof, CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 224
fax: 973-383-5039

Functions of the Registrar’s Office

  • Completing Marriage Applications
  • Issuing Marriage Licenses
  • Issuing Certified Copies (Raised Seal) of Marriage, Birth and Death Records
  • Acceptance of Marriage, Birth and Death Records
  • Amendments to Marriage, Birth and Death Records


The Municipal Building is currently open to the public, however, the Registrar’s office requires that you make an appointment in order to take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of the public, as well as our employees


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

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