Municipal Building, 512 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
P # (856) 456-0205 Fax # (856) 456-8030
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm
Administrator – Jack Lipsett – Contact Admin.
City Clerk/ Registrar of Vital Statistics
Kathleen M. Jentsch – Contact Clerk
Clerk’s Office – Contact Clerk’s Office
The Clerk’s office is responsible for Marriage Licenses, Vital Statistics for Gloucester City, Election Registration, Open Public Records Requests, and certain licenses including pet licensing. In addition, notary services are also provided at this location for no additional fee for Gloucester City residents. If you are not a Gloucester City resident, there is a $5.00 fee for the first sheet and $1.00 for each additional sheet and it is cash only service. Keep in mind that documents to be notarized must be signed in front of the notary and that proof of identification is needed.
Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates can be acquired if the event occurred in Gloucester City. The cost is $12 per certificate. A valid state identification is required. This would include a valid photo driver’s license with current address OR two alternate forms of identification with address such as a non-photo driver’s license, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card, voter registration card, passport, green card, County ID, School ID Work ID, or a utility bill. The following information must be provided: name, date of event (birth, death, marriage, or domestic partnership), and the names of both parents (in the event of death or birth). Applications can be filled out at the City Clerk’s Office during business hours. Certificates will be available the next business day.
Marriage License Application
For Marriage License Application will be available at the Clerk’s Office.
The applicants will need to bring their birth certificates or passports, identification and proof of address (driver’s license with current address or utility bill with name and current address), and if married previously, divorce papers or death certificate. Applicants should also know their parents full names including mother’s maiden name and where their parents were born. Applicants will also need to provide the date of the marriage, where the ceremony will be performed including address, and who will perform the ceremony. A witness will need to accompany the applicants. If you are filling out the downloaded application, only fill out Page 1. Page 2 MUST be completed at the City Clerk’s office. The license is $28 and is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance. There is a 72 hour waiting period from when the application is submitted until when it can be issued.