Vital Records in New Jersey

The government office responsible for maintaining vital records in New Jersey is the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, where they issue certified copies of birth, death & marriage records. Divorce records can only be requested from the county office where the divorce occurred. In addition, records prior to 1913 must be requested from the county recorder's office.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services can provide:

Record Type Available From
New Jersey Birth Records 1913 – 2017
New Jersey Death Records 1913 – 2017
New Jersey Divorce Records dependent on county
New Jersey Marriage Records 1913 – 2017

Find County Offices in New Jersey

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County Year Founded
Atlantic County, NJ 1837
Bergen County, NJ 1683
Burlington County, NJ May 17, 1694
Camden County, NJ March 13, 1844
Cape May County, NJ 1685
Cumberland County, NJ 1748
Essex County, NJ March 7, 1683
Gloucester County, NJ 1686
Hudson County, NJ 1840
Hunterdon County, NJ 1714
Mercer County, NJ 1838
Middlesex County, NJ 1675
Monmouth County, NJ 1675
Morris County, NJ March 15, 1739
Ocean County, NJ 1850
Passaic County, NJ February 7, 1837
Salem County, NJ 1694
Somerset County, NJ May 14, 1688
Sussex County, NJ June 8, 1753
Union County, NJ 1857
Warren County, NJ November 20, 1824