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.

Hours

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

Registrar

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC/CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 223
fax: 973-383-5039
email: pbussow@andovertwp.org

Deputy Registrar

Kaitlin Vanderhoof, CMR
phone: 973-383-4280 ext 224
fax: 973-383-5039
email: kvanderhoof@andovertwp.org


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

Notices

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

Forms

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

Marriage License/Civil Union Application Process

The Marriage/Civil Union license must be obtained from the Registrar in the New Jersey Municipality in which either applicant resides, if one or both is a resident of New Jersey.

If both parties are not residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the Municipality where the ceremony is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality.

You must schedule an appointment to apply for a license and to pick up the license:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Both you and your fiancé, plus a witness, will need to be present at the Andover Township Municipal Building - Registrar's Office, during your scheduled appointment.

At the time of your appointment, you must bring:

  1. Cash or check made payable to, ‘Andover Township’, in the amount of $28 to cover the filing fee.
    We do not accept credit/debit cards.
  2. Photo identification, such as a Driver’s License or passport, with the current mailing address for each applicant, as well as your witness.
  3. Please be sure to bring the original application with you for your visit.

Page 1 of the marriage application must be completed and emailed back to the Registrar, 2 days prior to your appointment. Please leave Page 2 of the application blank as it is only to be completed during the appointment, with the Registrar present.

If you were previously Married/Domestic Partnership/Civil Union, you do not need to bring any legal documentation. You will only have to provide the date & place of the separation.

Before making an appointment, please keep in mind there is a 72-hour waiting period, mandated by the State for license issuance. We do not issue the license on the same day as your visit.

Please allow an appropriate amount of time before your ceremony occurs to obtain your license. Once the license is issued, it is valid for 30 days.

Either applicant or the witness can pick up the license after the 72-hour waiting period

Kaitlin Vanderhoof
Deputy Clerk/CMR
973-383-4280 ext. 317
kvanderhoof@andovertwp.org

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