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
• Vital Record Application Form (PDF)
• Division of Archives and Records Management
• Local Registrar Listings
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.
• Local Courthouse Listings
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
• Adoption Registry Brochure (PDF)