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:
- The person named on the birth certificate, if of legal age (Include any legal name changes made to your record)
- The mother of the person listed on the record
- The father (if listed on the record)
- A child of the person named on the record. (You will need to show your own birth certificate.)
- A sibling of the person named on the record. (You will have to show a certified copy of your birth certificate.)
- The current spouse (You must present a certified copy of your marriage.)
- A legal representative (You will be required to show a court order.)
- A guardian with legal custody of a minor child (You will have to show the court order.)
- A federal, state, or local government agency for official use only. Identification is required.
- The grandparent will need a notarized letter from the child’s parents to obtain the birth certificate of the grandchild. The grandparent must also show his/her identification.