As per direction from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, it is now necessary to provide identification when a request for a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate is made. This identification must be proof of relationship to the individual listed on the vital record. Relationship must comply with Executive Order 18.
Acceptable Forms of Identification
A valid photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license or
A photo identification card and an alternate form of identification with address or
Two alternate forms of identification with address
Alternate Forms of ID
Non-photo driver's license
School Identification card
Please fill out a request for records form, sign and have your signature notarized according to the new identify theft protection laws and present identification as listed above. Please note that copies of the documents are acceptable; do not mail originals.
There is a $5 fee for each certified copy requested.