Citizens can obtain copies of birth, marriage and death certificates from the Department in person or by mail. To obtain these records you will need a government issued identification (ID) with a picture that reflects your current physical address. Or you will need 2 forms of identification with current physical address. Applicants requesting a copy of a vital record with the Local Registrar must fully identify the record.
To mail in your request, write to:
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Please submit copies of your ID with your request and a check or money order for the correct amount along with correctly identifying the record and a return address.
Record Type Cost
Birth Certificate $10.00
Death Certificate $10.00
Marriage Certificate $10.00
Domestic Partnership Certificate $10.00
Marriage License $28.00
Affidavit of Domestic Partnership $28.00
Please note that according to the Governor’s Executive Order only the following persons are entitled to a certified copy of a vital record: subject, subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age.
Download application that can be completed before arriving at our counter (PDF)