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Office of Vital Statistics
319 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

(609) 989-3236


Office of Vital Statistics

City of Trenton versus State Vital Statistics Office

  • There are two vital statistics offices in the City of Trenton. To avoid delays, please make sure you choose the correct one before mailing your request or visiting our office.
  • If the event did not occur in Trenton, Mercer County, please use the State Vital Statistics' website at www.nj.gov/health/vital for further information. Their contact number is (866) 649-8726 and their mailing address is: State of NJ Office of Vital Office & Registry, PO Box 370, Trenton, NJ 08625-0370.

City of Trenton, Mercer County Office of Vital Statistics

  • This office holds records for births, marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships and deaths that occurred in the City of Trenton only.
  • In addition, this office issues dog licenses pursuant to Section 21-1 of the City of Trenton Code.

Who can receive a record? Only immediate family members, of legal age, can obtain a certified copy of the record. This person must provide proof of their relationship to the person listed on the record in a form of a long form birth certificate. Spouse must be present marriage certificate.

In addition, a legal representative or guardian with legal custody or the person named on the record may receive a certified copy of the record with the official stamp of the City of Trenton.

What will I need in order to get this record?  You will need to provide valid photo identification. Your ID must have your current address. Please refer to "Identification Requirements" section for further information. 
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding official holidays. 
Hours of operation for applications for a marriage, civil union or domestic  partnership are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
To receive the records the same day, please visit us at:  City Hall, Vital Statistics, 319 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.  You will receive a certified copy with the raised seal of the city of Trenton at that time.  For more information, please call the Registrar at 609-989-3236.

?  One Certified Copy $20.00
?  Additional copies purchased at the same time $  5.00
Certified copies that require an apostille stamp must be obtained from the office of the State Vital Statistics and not from our office.
?  Marriage or Civil Union Application $28.00
?  Domestic Partnership Affidavit $28.00

?  Non-spayed or non-neutered dog $15.00
?  Spayed or neutered dog $12.00

Faxing of vital documents is prohibited. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.


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