To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey Department of Health’s Vital Records Walk-in Center located at 140 E Front Street in Trenton is currently closed to the public. During this period, customers will be unable to request and pick up copies of vital records on site. Customers may still place orders for vital records by sending requests online or via mail.
The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:
- Birth, marriage and death records starting at 1919
- Domestic partnership records starting at 2004
- Civil union records starting at 2007
- Adoptions – foreign and domestic
- Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data starting at 1969
Vital records are also available from Local Vital Records Offices in the municipality where the event occurred.
For information about vital records from May 1848 – 1918 visit the State, Archives web page. The Archives also holds microfilm copies of births from 1901-1923, marriages from 1901-1940 and deaths from 1901-1940. These materials are available for in-person use only.
Visit the Center for Health Statistics web page for statistical information on vital events in New Jersey.
Visit the National Center for Health Statistics for information on how to request vital records from other states/jurisdictions.
Please note, New Jersey law protects and restricts the release of vital records. Vital records are not public records and cannot be searched online.