Vital Records Information


This page contains information about where to obtain copies of New Jersey vital records, such as birth & death certificates, marriages licenses & divorce decrees. See the guidelihnes for informatio on how to order vital records. Check the related links for additional information.

The information contained on this page is not guaranteed, as addresses and prices change frequently. It is recommended that you confirm the price and adress by calling the vital records office before you place your order.


New Jersey State Vital Records Office

New Jersey State Department and Senior Services of Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics
P. O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
(609) 292-4087
Fax: (609) 392-4292

It can take up to 4 months to get a vital record from New Jersey. If you’re willing to pay by credit card, for an additional fee of $8.95 you can fax a request and it will be processed within 7 working days (this may not apply to genealogy requests). For more information call Vitalchek at (609) 633-2860.

Archives Section, Division of Archives and Records Management

Department of State
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

The $10.00 fee will cover a search of up to five consecutive years for each requested record. Each additional block of five consecutive years searched at the same time will cost another $10.00.


Rec./ Type






Since June 1878

If the exact date is unknown the fee is an additional $1.00 per year searched. Make check or money order payable to New Jersey State Department of Health.


May 1848 to 1923

Archives Section, Division of archives and Records Management


May 1848 to May 1878

Archives Section, Division of Archives and Records Management.


Make check or money order payable to Clerk of the Superior court. Superior Court of NJ, Public Information Ctr., 171 Jersey Street,

CN 967, Trenton, NJ 08625-0967


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