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Non-Expedited Mail Order of Genealogical Records

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You can mail your completed "Genealogical Vital Record Application" (REG-28) to the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry or to the Local Vital Records Office in the city or town where the vital event took place. The records you requested can only be sent to the address listed on your identification documents.

Application form: (REG-28) [pdf 59k] [Word 58k]

Instructions for Application form (REG-28a) [pdf 26k] [Word 56k]
    • For a Local Vital Records Office, call the local office for information on processing times and fees. (This service is currently not available in Jersey City for births.  Jersey City birth records must be ordered from the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry.)
       
    • For the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry:
       
      • Send applications via regular mail to:
        New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics and Registration
        Customer Service Unit – Genealogical Requests
        PO Box 370
        Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
         
      • You may also send your application via express courier to the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry; however, your document will be returned via regular mail unless you include a pre-paid return express courier envelope.

        To send applications via express courier, mail to:

        New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics and Registration
        Customer Service Unit – Genealogical Requests
        H & A Bldg, 5th Floor
        Warren and Market Streets
        Trenton, NJ 08625

Remember to include with your completed application form, Acceptable Forms of Identification and the appropriate fees for a copy of a vital record. If you are requesting a certified copy you will need to include proof of relationship as well.

Maintained by Office of Vital Statistics and Registry for information on registering, amending or obtaining copies of vital records please contact us toll-free nationwide at 1-866-649-8726 or for individuals within the 609 area code at (609) 292-4087.


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