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***Payment will NOT be requested until your application has been approved & accepted.***
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***Please DO NOT SUBMIT DUPLICATE REQUESTS.***
Instructions for obtaining a copy of Non-Genealogical Vital Records
  • Non-Genealogical Records are births occurring within the last eighty (80) years or if the individual is still living, marriages occurring within the last fifty (50) years, deaths occurring within the last forty (40) years and all civil union and domestic partnership records.
  • Certified Copies have the raised seal of the office issuing the record and are always issued on State of New Jersey safety paper. Certified copies may be used to establish identity and are legal documents.
  • Certifications are issued on plain paper with no seal and clearly indicate they are not valid for establishing identity or for legal purposes. Certifications are generally useful for genealogy. Certifications of death records do not contain the Social Security Number or the Cause of Death medical terminology.
Applications for a certification or certified copy of Non-Genealogical record requires the applicant to provide a completed application, valid proof of identity**, payment of the fee and, if requesting a certified copy, proof that establishes you are:
  • the subject of the record;
  • the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative;
  • the subject's spouse/civil union partner, domestic partner, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age;
  • a state or federal agency for official purposes; or
  • requesting pursuant to a court order.
**Acceptable proofs of identity are: Valid photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license with current address OR valid driver's license without photo and an alternative form of ID with current address OR two (2) alternate forms of ID, one of which must show the current address. Alternate forms of ID are:
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Voter Registration
  • US/Foreign Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Immigrant Visa
  • Federal/State ID
  • County ID
  • School ID
  • Utility Bill (within previous ninety (90) days)
  • Bank Statement (within previous ninety (90) days)
  • Tax Return or W-2 for current or previous year
**All documents MUST BE CURRENT (UNEXPIRED)**

Requests for records to be mailed to an address other than that which appears on the requestor's ID must be accompanied by a notarized letter which includes:
  1. The alternate address, and
  2. A written request to mail records to this alternate address.
People who are homeless can have 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.

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 do not send in original ID documents. Only copies are required.

The {[DEP]} charges for EACH Certified Copy. Fees are as follows:

  • Birth Certificates: $20.00 for first copy, additional copys of the same record purchased at the same time are $10.00 each
  • Death Certificates: $10.00 each
  • Marriage Certificates: $20.00 each
  • Civil Union and Domestic Partner Certificates: $20.00 each

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Same-day Walk-in Service Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am -12 Noon ONLY*
Processing time is approximately 15 minutes
Payment accepted: cash,NJ Check or money order(NO Credit Cards)
Online Requests Processing time is up to three weeks and subject to change*
Payment accepted: credit card
  • If you are looking for a certified copy of:
  • Your own birth certificate and you have assumed your spouse's/civil union partner's surname:
    You must provide the certified (government issued) copy of your marriage/civil union certificate to link the name on your current ID to the name on your birth certificate.
    Your child's birth certificate:
    If mom has a different last name than the child, her marriage certificate is required.
    Your spouse's/civil union partner's birth certificate:
    You must provide a certified (goverment issued) copy of your marriage/civil union certificate.
    Your parent's or sibling's vital record:
    Must supply certified (goverment issued) copy of your birth certificate with your parents names listed AND your parents' birth certificate certified (goverment issued) copy with their parents' names listed.
    If you have assumed your spouse's/civil union partner's last name you must also provide a copy of your marriage/civil union certificate to link the name on your current ID to the name on your birth certificate.
    Your grandparent's vital record:
    Must supply your birth certificate with your parents' names listed and your parents' birth certificate with their parents' names listed.
  • If you are not a person qualified to get a certified copy of a record but
    You are helping a person receive a certified copy of a vital record they are ELIGIBLE to receive:
    You must show your valid unexpired government issued photo ID and a notarized, written release authorizing you to get the record on that person's behalf.
    ID Requirements

  • Passport (may not be used by itself, it must be accompanied by one additional form providing current address)

  • Military ID (may not be used by itself, it must be accompanied by one additional form providing current address)

  • Mail from government agency within the last 90 days (DMV, social security)

  • School ID (valid for current year of enrollment only, year must be displayed on ID, may not be used by itself, it must be accompanied by one additional form providing current address)

  • Funeral Director ID

  • *Some instances may require additional documentation*

    For homeless individuals and shelter residents N.J.S.A 26:8-63 f

    1. Letter on agency letterhead, signed by:
    Shelter Coordinator ONLY
    From the shelter where the individual is residing

    2. Completed birth certificate application

    3. Copy of work ID for signor of letter in the #1 above.

    Birth certificate will be mailed to the address located on the agency letterhead or released to the staff member who completed the above in person.

By signing, I hereby certify that I am the applicant named above and that I am authorized to request a certified copy of the record for the above named individual. I understand that penalties are described by law for misrepresentation on this request.
Required Documents
Fee Schedule
State *
Vital Records Request
Applicant Details
Certification
Current Mailing Address (must match address on ID)
City *
Please attach the necessary proofs of identity and relationship, as set out at the top. *
First Name *
Amount Due
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Email *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Last Name *
Phone # *
Current Mailing Address *
Applicant Signature *
  • Request
  • Birth
  • Marriage, Civil Union, Domestic Partnership
  • Death, Fetal Death
Other (specify)
Veteran's Benefits
Medicare
Driver's License
Request for *
Passport
Welfare/Disability
School/Sports
Social Security Card/Benefits
What is the purpose of your request * (select as many as necessary)
Type of record *
Relationship to person on record *
Parent B First Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Provide Name Given to Child at Birth
Last Name *
County *
Date of Birth *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Parent A First Name *
City *
Last Name *
Name of Child's Parents (name given at their own birth or on their own birth certificate / Maiden Name)
State *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Describe Change
If you are requesting a birth certificate for a homeless individual per N.J.S.A.26:8-63 f, please call 609-927-9088 ext 122 or email ehornig@spgov.org for the process and required documentation.
Last Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
First Name *
How many copies? *
Where was the Child Born?
New Name
If the Child's Name was changed please indicate:
City *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Spouse B First Name *
County *
Last Name *
Where did the Event take place?
Name of Spouses (name given at birth or on birth certificate / Maiden Name)
Date of Event *
Last Name *
How many copies? *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
State *
Spouse A First Name *
County *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
State *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Parent A First Name *
First Name *
How many copies? *
Where did the Decedent pass away?
Last Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Name of Decedent's Parents (name given at birth or on birth certificate / Maiden Name)
Last Name *
Provide Name of Decedent
Last Name *
Middle Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
Date of Death *
Parent B First Name * (If not listed, type N/A)
City *