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Birth Records New Jersey

In New Jersey, birth records are available from the state and from the local registrars of the municipality where the birth occurred. Records from 1878 to the present are available at the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration.

Records between the years of 1848 to 1877 are available from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Archives and Records Management. The address for this office is: PO Box 307, Trenton, NJ 10625-0307. Birth records are also available at local registrar’s offices.

Individuals who are permitted to request a copy of a birth certificate:

• Legal representative of the estate of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Immediate and extended family members including spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, half brother, sister, half sister, grandparent/great grandparent (maternal or paternal), grandchild, great grandchild, stepparent, stepson, or stepdaughter. Additional information may be required from extended family members and legal representatives.
• Applicant must be at least eighteen years of age.

Basic information to be included with requests for birth certificates:

• Full name of the person named on the birth certificate.
• Date of birth. If the exact date of birth is unknown, an additional fee may be charged for retrieval of the information.
• County and city of birth.
• Gender of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Parents’ names. Mother’s name must include her maiden name.
• Social security number of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Funeral director.
• Relationship to the person whose name is on the birth certificate.
• Reason for the request for an official copy of the birth certificate.
• Applicant’s signature.
• Applicant’s daytime telephone number. This includes the area code.
• Applicant’s mailing address.
• Items for which you do not know the correct response should be filled in with the word “unknown.”

Fees associated with acquiring a copy of an official birth certificate from the New Jersey State Bureau of Vital Statistics:

• A $25.00 fee per copy for civilians. This fee covers the initial search and either one copy or a statement indicating that no record was found.
• Additional copies of the same record are $2.00 each.
• Each additional year that must be searched when the year of birth is unknown is $1.00 per year.
• Fees at the local municipal offices vary and that office must be contacted directly to acquire the amount of the fee.

Three different methods are available to obtain a copy of a birth certificate: postal mail, in person, and online. To submit a request for a birth certificate in New Jersey, access the following link:

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates Online

To submit a request for a birth certificate in New Jersey, access the following link: http://www.vitalchek.com/agency_locator.asp

In addition to the regular fee, a convenience fee of $10.95 will be charged. All payment must be made with a credit card. Online services are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Drop down selection menus are used. You need to fill in the following information that pertains to your request including: type of certificate, city, county, date of the event, and the reason for the request. Select continue once the information has been filled in and you will be taken to a page to select your shipping options. Following this step, you will be required to complete the application.

The certificate will only be mailed to the address that corresponds to the credit card
account that is used for payment. Requests are generally processed within three to five business days. Death certificates will be sent through postal mail unless a request and payment has been made for an express carrier including UPS, FedEx, and Express Mail. A signature is required to receive a certified copy of the death certificate through an express carrier. An additional charge is assessed for the use of an express carrier.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates by Postal Mail

A postal mail application to request an official copy of a death certificate can be obtained at the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/health/forms/reg-3.pdf

Send the completed form with signature, a legible copy of a government issued photo identification card, and payment information to the following address:

New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration
Attn: Customer Service Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0370

Express shipping applications should be sent to the following address:

New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration
Attn: Customer Service Unit
H & A Bldg, 5th floor
Warren and Market Streets
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card that includes the current address. Payment must be in the form of check or money order made out to Treasurer, State of New Jersey.

Non-genealogical requests usually take between six to eight weeks. Genealogical requests usually take between twelve and fourteen weeks.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates in Person

To request a copy of a birth certificate in New Jersey, you must visit the registration walk-in counter at the following location:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
120 South Stockton Street
Trenton, New Jersey

The office is on the side of the Motor Vehicle Commission Building. The contact telephone number for this office is: 609-292-4087.

You will need a completed application form. This can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/health/forms/reg-3.pdf or you can acquire one at the counter. A legible copy of a government issued photo identification card is required. Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card that includes the current address.

Office hours are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. State holidays are excluded. Same day service is available if the requestor turns in the paperwork before 2:00 p.m. and can return for pick up prior to 4:30 p.m. that day. If you drop the paperwork off after 4:00 p.m., you can have the record mailed to you the next business day.

Interested in obtaining your birth certificate?

Here is a list of counties, offering information on who to contact, so that you can apply for your own birth certificate today:

New Jersey: ~ http://www.state.nj.us/nj/govinfo/

Atlantic County ~ http://www.atlanticcountyclerk.org/services.htm
Mays Landing, NJ
609 - 625 - 4011

Belvidere Town
Belvidere, NJ
908 - 475 - 5331

Bergen Municipal ~ http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/
Hackensack, NJ
201 - 646 - 3972

Burlington County ~ http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/gov/freeholders/index.htm
Mount Holly, NJ
609 - 267 - 0170

Camden County ~ http://www.camdencounty.com/government/offices/clerk/
Camden, NJ
609 - 757 - 7085

Cape May Courthouse ~ http://www.capemaycountygov.net/Cit-e-Access/
New Jersey, NJ
201 - 547 - 5150

Cumberland County ~ http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/govtserv/
Bridgeton, NJ
609 - 455 - 3230

Elmwood Park Boro
Elmwood Park, NJ
201 - 796 - 1457

Essex County ~ http://www.co.essex.nj.us/
Newark, NJ
973 - 621 - 4920

Flemington Town
Flemington, NJ
908 - 782 - 8840

Jersey City
Jersey City, NJ
201 - 547 - 2000

Monmouth County ~ http://co.monmouth.nj.us/countyclerk/
Freehold, NJ
908 - 431 - 7321

Morristown County
Morristown, NJ
973 - 326 - 7407

New Brunswick County
New Brunswick, NJ
908 - 745 - 5016

Newark Town
Newark, NJ
973 - 733 - 3844

Newton Town
Newton, NJ
973 - 383 - 3523

Passaic City ~ http://www.passaiccountynj.org/CountyClerk/countyclerk.htm
Patterson, NJ
973 - 881 - 3400

Salem City ~ http://www.salemco.org/
Salem, NJ
609 - 935 - 0373

Somerset County ~ http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/
Sommerville, NJ
908 - 231 - 7000

Toms River
Toms River, NJ
732 - 341 - 1000

Trenton Town
Trenton, NJ
609 - 989 - 3236

Union County ~ http://www.unioncountynj.org/ctyclerk/
Elizabeth, NJ
908 - 820 - 4082

Woodbury Town
Woodbury, NJ
609 - 845 - 1300

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