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Vital Certificates

The Office of Vital Statistics registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

Birth
Death
Marriage
Civil Unions
Domestic Partnership

CERTIFICATE COST:

$25 for initial copy, $4 each additional copy of same record
Certified check or money order payable to:
“City of Newark Bureau of Vital Statistics"

WAYS TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE

WALK-IN 

Processing Time: Up to an hour 
Newark Vital Statistics
394 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
973-733-6510
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

MAIL-IN 

Processing Time:
Approximately 3-4 weeks
Expedited Mail 5-7 business days (both ways)
You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (Address MUST match your Photo ID)

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ONLINE (BIRTH CERTIFICATES ONLY)

Processing Time:Regular Mail 2-3 weeks
Expedited Mail 3-5 business days

  • In order for your certificate to be mailed your mailing address has to match the address on your ID - If the address does not match please see certificate requirements
  • If the surname on your ID does not match the surname on the record you are requesting, you must provide certified documentation as to where that name comes from (eg legal name change, marriage, civil union)
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