The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:
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 – 1916 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.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
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