Vital records are compiled and managed by the Department of Health and Senior Serivces Office of Vital Records. The state office issues certified copies and records for birth, marriage and death records from 1901 to present. It also houses domestic partnerships from 2004 to present and civil unions from 2007 to present. Initial search fees are $25 dollars which include one certified copy. Additional fees are applied for multiple copies and expedited requests.
Geneological requests can be made on birth records more than 80 years old, marriage records older than 50 years of age and death records from 40 years ago. No geneological requests can be made for a person who is still living. Older records can be found at the Division of Archives and Records Management, who manage records dating back to 1848.
New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics & Registration
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625
The state office does not store divorce records. All divorce decrees must be acquired from the Superior Court of New Jersey Records Center or the Court Clerk from where the case was heard.
The Department of Children and Families maintains an Adoption Registry for help birth family members reunite or share information with adoptees. Adult age adoptees and guardians of minor age adoptees can complete an application to join the registry. Nonidentifying informaiton can be granted
Division of Youth and Family Services
Adoption Registry Coordinator
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Multiple departments of the county government handle the public records and parcel records for New Jersey. Depending on the county, either the county clerk, county gis mapping department, county recorders department or tax assessment department may maintain public access to property and parcel records. In some counties, the processing of county public records are not even handled by the county government, but rather use the unified New Jersey County Recording service.