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 1915
  • 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

Genealogical Requests

Requests for genealogical searches must be completed by mail.

Order Status

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What You Will Need to Begin

  • Credit Card
  • Valid driver’s license or two forms of alternate ID
  • Proof of relationship, change of name and/or address, if applicable
To save time in processing your request, verify the required documents for your order by using the Document Selector.


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