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Are New Jersey Vital Records Open to the Public?

Certified copies of New Jersey vital records are generally restricted to persons named on the document, immediate family members, and legal representatives. These individuals must provide a valid photo ID to provide eligibility to obtain the vital record of interest through the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry. Meanwhile, vital records other than 100 years are publicly available to interested persons from the New Jersey State Archives.

 

What Information Do I Need to Search for New Jersey Vital Records Online?

Generally, persons who wish to search for vital records in New Jersey must know the name of the person on the vital record, as well as the date the life event happened. Furthermore, most vital record searches require that a requester knows the location where the life event happened. Some required additional information, such as the names of the registrant’s parents.

How Do I Obtain New Jersey Vital Records?

Persons who wish to obtain New Jersey vital records must first know the necessary information to facilitate a vital record search. These include names, dates, and locations of life events. Furthermore, requesters must have a check or money order for the applicable request fee as well as a valid, government-issued photo ID to demonstrate eligibility. In addition to these, requesters who are otherwise unauthorized to receive vital records must have a certified court order to obtain vital records.  

Publicly available vital records are also managed and disseminated by some third-party aggregate sites. These sites are generally not limited by geographical record availability and may serve as a reliable jump-off point when researching specific or multiple records. However, third-party sites are not government-sponsored. As such, record availability may differ from official channels. To find a record using the search engines on third party sites, the requesting party will be required to provide:

  • The location of the record in question, including the city, county, or state where the case was filed.
  • The name of someone involved providing it is not a juvenile. 

 

What is the Difference Between a Certified Record and an Informational Copy?

A certified copy of a New Jersey Vital Record is a long-form document with the raised seal of the Office of Vital Statistics & Registry. This document is valid for official purposes like establishing identity, processing social security, and passport application. On the other hand, informational copies of vital records are unfit for official, legal purposes like establishing identity and obtaining public benefits.

Are New Jersey Marriage Records Public Information?

Certified New Jersey marriage records are available to persons named on the document, immediate family members, and legal representatives. Public requesters may obtain public marriage records stored at the New Jersey State Archives.

How Do I Obtain New Jersey Marriage Records?

The Office of Vital Statistics & Registry issues certified marriage records in New Jersey. Interested persons must complete an application form and attach the necessary ID documents and payment to obtain the certified record. Then, the applicant must enclose the application packet in a self-addressed stamped envelope and mail it to: 

Office of Vital Statistics & Registry
55 North Willow Street, 5th Floor
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Phone: (866) 649-8726

Are Divorce Records Public Information in New Jersey?

Certified New Jersey divorce records are generally restricted to persons named on the document, immediate family members, and legal representatives. Divorce records older than 100 years are, however, open to the public through the New Jersey state archives.

How Do I Obtain New Jersey Divorce Records?

Eligible individuals can obtain certified divorce records by submitting a request to the Clerk of the Superior Court where the divorce decree was issued. The Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of NJ prepares a certified copy of the requested record for a fee of $10, and it will contain the county of venue, docket number, names of the parties, and date of the Final Judgment of Divorce, and is stamped with the Seal of the Superior Court. The check should be made payable to the Clerk of the Superior Court of NJ and submitted to:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Superior Court of NJ
Record Information Center
171 Jersey Street,
PO Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967

All requests must be accompanied by a copy of the requestor’s valid photo ID and evidence of the relationship between the requestor and the individual listed on the record.

Are New Jersey Birth Records Public Information?

New Jersey birth records are restricted to the persons named on the document, immediate family members, and authorized legal representatives. Interested members of the public may obtain public birth records older than 100 years via the New Jersey state archives.

How Do I Obtain New Jersey Birth Records?

As birth records contain sensitive information, only eligible persons may order birth certificates and birth certificate replacements in New Jersey. Generally, the applicant must submit an application form along with payment for the applicable fees, as well as a copy of the requestor’s photo ID. Furthermore, the requester must provide documentation that establishes eligibility to obtain the birth record. It is possible to order birth certificates online, but persons who wish to submit in-person and mail requests must send the request to:

Office of Vital Statistics & Registry
55 North Willow Street, 5th Floor
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Phone: (866) 649-8726

Are New Jersey Death Records Open to the Public?

New Jersey death records become public information 100 years after the death. Until then, only the deceased immediate family members and authorized legal representatives may initiate a death certificate search.

How Do I Obtain New Jersey Death Records?

Interested requesters can perform a death record search by name on the public death records database. However, persons who wish to obtain certified death records in New Jersey must submit a request to the Vital Statistics & Registry Office in person or send a mail request. Either way, applicants must complete an application form, attach a valid photo ID, as well as payment for the appropriate fees. Then, the requester must mail the application to:

Office of Vital Statistics & Registry 
55 North Willow Street, 5th Floor
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Phone: (866) 649-8726

How Do I Find Sealed Vital Records In New Jersey?

Vital records are generally not sealed in the state of New Jersey. Instead, access is restricted to persons who can establish themselves as the subject of the documents, immediate family members, or legal representatives. Suppose a requested vital record is sealed. Then, the requester must obtain a court order authorizing access to that specific sealed vital record. In any way, a person petitioning the Superior Court for access to a sealed vital record must demonstrate a tangible interest in the document.

New Jersey State Archives

State Archives

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  • Criminal Records
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  • Birth Records
  • Property Records
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  • Business Ownership
  • Professional Licenses
  • Unclaimed State Funds
  • Relatives & Associates
  • Address Registrations
  • Affiliated Phone Numbers
  • Affiliated Email Addresses

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

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