Ordering A Vital Record

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth, marriage and death records back to 1914
  • Domestic partnership records back to 2004
  • Civil union records back to 2007
  • Adoptions - foreign and domestic filed within the State of New Jersey
  • Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data back to 1969

New Jersey divorce decrees are available through the Superior Court. For more information on obtaining a certified copy of a divorce decree, call the Records Center at: 609-421-6100

Requests for genealogical searches must be completed by mail.

What you will need to begin

  • Credit Card
  • Valid driver's license or non-driver id
  • An electronic copy of your driver’s license or two forms of alternate ID. Acceptable forms include:
    • Non-photo driver’s license
    • Recent tax return statement or W2
    • Vehicle Registration Card
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Utility Bill no more than 90 days old
    • Bank Statement no more than 90 days old
    • US or foreign Passport
    • US Residency Card (Green Card)
    • Government Issued photo ID (Federal, State, County)
  • Proof of relationship to the person listed on the vital record you are requesting, if applicable.
  • If your current name is not the same as on the certificate, then proof of name change is required.
  • A letter authorizing the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry to mail the records to an address other than your driver license address.

  • Important: Please refrain from using your browser's back button when navigating through this site.

Office of Vital Statistics & Registry
H & A Bldg, 5th Floor
Warren & Market Streets
Trenton, NJ 08625