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You can request a copy of a birth certificate in person or by mail. If you request a copy of the birth certificate in person, you will receive a certified copy at that time. All certified copies contain the official stamp of the city of Trenton. The person requesting a birth certificate will need valid photo identification.
Proof of relationship to the person named on the record is required. Spouse must present marriage certificate. The following persons are authorized to obtain a certified copy of a record:
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You can authorize another person to obtain a copy of the birth certificate on your behalf. The applicant must provide a notarized letter that includes the name of the individual named on the record, the individual’s date of birth, the mother’s full maiden name, and the name of the father if listed on the record. Include the name of the person authorized to obtain a copy of the record. The person authorized to receive the birth certificate will be required to submit a valid form of identification.
Apply in person or send your written request to our office at City Hall. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City Hall319 E State Street1st FloorTrenton, NJ 08608
If you send your application (PDF) by mail, please provide the following information or print a copy of the application to request a certificate and complete the Birth section:
The cost for a certified copy is $20 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.
No personal checks are accepted. Cash or money orders addressed to City of Trenton are acceptable.
Please contact us at 609-989-3236 if you need to speak to a representative.