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New Jersey

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $25.00 for initial copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.

Address: Please visit the New Jersey Vital Statistics website for the most up to date information regarding ordering options and information or call toll-free at 1-866-649-8726.

Remarks: The State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry maintains records from 1913 to present. For older records, please see information for the State Archives.

All requests must include a copy of the requestor's valid identification, payment of the appropriate fee and proof of relationship to the individual listed on the vital record.

A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or Federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner. All other applicants will be issued a Certification that state the document is not for identification or legal purposes.


Event: Genealogical Birth, Marriage, or Death

Cost of copy: $10.00

Address:
New Jersey State Archives
225 West State Street
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

Remarks: The New Jersey State Archives holds original birth, marriage, and death records from the period May 1, 1848 to December 31, 1912.

The New Jersey State Archives also holds microfilm copies of:  birth records 1878-1929; marriage records 1878-1940; and death records 1878-1940.  These materials are available for in-person use only.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to New Jersey General Treasury. The general information telephone number is (609) 292-6260.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $25.00 for initial copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.

Address: Please visit the New Jersey Vital Statistics website for the most up to date information regarding ordering options and information or call toll-free at 1-866-649-8726.

Remarks: The State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry maintains records from 1913 to present. For older records, please see information for the State Archives.

All requests must include a copy of the requestor's valid identification, payment of the appropriate fee and proof of relationship to the individual listed on the vital record.

A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or Federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner. All other applicants will be issued a Certification that state the document is not for identification or legal purposes.


Marriage

 

Event: Marriage, Civil Union or Domestic Partnership (State)

Cost of copy: $25.00 for initial copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.

Address: Please visit the New Jersey Vital Statistics website for the most up to date information regarding ordering options and information or call toll-free at 1-866-649-8726.

Remarks: The State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry maintains records from 1913 to present. For older records, please see information for the State Archives.

All requests must include a copy of the requestor's valid identification, payment of the appropriate fee and proof of relationship to the individual listed on the vital record.

A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or Federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner. All other applicants will be issued a Certification that state the document is not for identification or legal purposes.


Divorce

 

Event: Divorce

Cost of copy: $10.00

Address:
Clerk of the Superior Court
Superior Court of NJ
Public Information Center
171 Jersey Street
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967

Remarks: The fee is for a certified Blue Seal copy. Make check payable to Clerk of the Superior Court.

 

 
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