Applications made to the municipal office should be made payable to the municipality. Credit card requests must be placed via our online request site. ONLY required if ordering a certified copy of a vital record.Proof of relationship is not required if you are asking for a certification, which is an uncertified informational copy of the vital record not valid for establishing identity or legal purposes.However, you must still provide proof of identity when requesting a certification.
Processing time and fees vary at the Local Vital Records Office.
Non-genealogical records by walk-in from the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry are typically processed within 2 hours.
Mail Orders only Processed through the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry or Local Vital Records Office.
You must provide acceptable ID in order to get a copy of any vital record.
Copies of vital records must be mailed to the address listed on your identification.
The following are acceptable forms of ID: People who are homeless can have a social worker or the coordinator of the homeless shelter where they are temporarily residing submit a request on behalf of the homeless person.The request must be on their agency letterhead and provide the identifying information on the homeless person's vital record.The request must be accompanied by proof of employment by the agency and valid identification.The resulting copy of the vital record will be mailed to the agency. Fees for copies of vital records issued vary by municipality.People who are incarcerated can provide legal imprisonment, conviction papers or release documents that include the name, social security number and all possible aliases used in the past or identification from a prison/probation official. Please contact the Local Vital Records office where the event occurred for information about their fees.The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry charges: Applications mailed to the State may be paid by check or money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of New Jersey.