New Jersey Birth Records
How to Get New Jersey Birth Certificates
Birth certificates for the state of New Jersey are handled by the New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration. Their records begin in June 1878.
Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative. You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport.
Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable. Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor. If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting. Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.
Please download the New Jersey Birth Certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:
New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration
Attn: - Customer Service Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
The fee for the initial search and one certified copy or certification of the record, or a No Record Statement, is $25. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2 per copy.
Please do not send cash. Personal check or certified funds only.
Please call (609) 292-4087 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.
You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration
140 East Front Street
The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding State Holidays.
If you have any questions, please call (609) 292-4087.