Where to Obtain a New Jersey Birth Certificate

Cost of copy: $10.00 to $15.00
Organization: Office of Vital Statistics & Registry; NJ Department of Health
Address: P.O. Box 370, Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Remarks: The State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry maintains records from 1916 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 to $15.00 Address: Office of Vital Statistics & Registry NJ Department of Health 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, 1914. The New Jersey State Archives also holds microfilm copies of: birth records 1848-1914; marriage records 1848-1914; and death records 1848-1914. 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) 984-1050. Please reference our website for more information.