Beach Permits and Marriage Licenses

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.

Marriage Licenses

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. Call (609) 884-9534, email terrys@capemaycity.com, or schedule online.

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.