Are you wondering how to start planning your beach ceremony in Cape May? Start with your beach permit (if marrying in the City of Cape May) and inquire about getting a marriage license.
State law requires that all who marry in New Jersey have a marriage license issued in New Jersey. A 72 hour mandatory waiting period applies. The couple must schedule an appointment with the Registrar and appointments are accepted between the hours of 9 and 3. The number of the City Registrar is 609-884-9530.
Beach/Public Facility Permits
Q: Is there a fee to have a ceremony on the beach in Cape May City?
The City of Cape May only charges a fee if there are 20 or more people attending the ceremony. Scheduling with City Hall is necessary for use of public facilities in Cape May.
Q: Is there a fee to have a ceremony on the beach in Cape May Point?
No, permits are not required for Cape May Point beaches.