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 for further information. Their contact number is 866-649-8726 and their mailing address is:
State of New Jersey Office of Vital Office and Registry
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

City of Trenton, Mercer County Office of Vital Statistics

This office holds records for births, marriages, civil unions and 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.

Receiving Records on the Same Day

To receive the records the same day, please visit us at our City Hall Office. You will receive a certified copy with the raised seal of the city of Trenton at that time.


Personal checks are not accepted.

Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage, Civil Union & Domestic Partnership & Death Records

Number of CopiesFee
One Certified Copy$20
Additional Copies Purchased at the Same Time$5

Certified copies that require an apostille stamp must be obtained from the office of the State Vital Statistics and not from our office.

Licenses & Affidavits

Type of DocumentFee
Marriage or Civil Union ApplicationFree
Domestic Partnership AffidavitFree

Dog Licenses

Fee TypeFee
Not Neutered or Spayed$15
Spayed or Neutered$12
Late Fee Starting February 1$15

Social Security Cards

Social Security cards are not issued from this office. You can contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.