New Jersey Public Records

Vital records are compiled and managed by the Department of Health and Senior Serivces Office of Vital Records. The state office issues certified copies and records for birth, marriage and death records from 1901 to present. It also houses domestic partnerships from 2004 to present and civil unions from 2007 to present. Initial search fees are $25 dollars which include one certified copy. Additional fees are applied for multiple copies and expedited requests.

Geneological requests can be made on birth records more than 80 years old, marriage records older than 50 years of age and death records from 40 years ago. No geneological requests can be made for a person who is still living. Older records can be found at the Division of Archives and Records Management, who manage records dating back to 1848.

New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics & Registration
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625

Vital Record Application Form (PDF)
Division of Archives and Records Management
Local Registrar Listings

The state office does not store divorce records. All divorce decrees must be acquired from the Superior Court of New Jersey Records Center or the Court Clerk from where the case was heard.

Local Courthouse Listings

Adoption Records

The Department of Children and Families maintains an Adoption Registry for help birth family members reunite or share information with adoptees. Adult age adoptees and guardians of minor age adoptees can complete an application to join the registry. Nonidentifying informaiton can be granted

Division of Youth and Family Services
Adoption Registry Coordinator
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
dcfadoptionregistry@dcf.state.nj.us
609-888-7474

Adoption Registry Brochure (PDF)

Property Records

Multiple departments of the county government handle the public records and parcel records for New Jersey. Depending on the county, either the county clerk, county gis mapping department, county recorders department or tax assessment department may maintain public access to property and parcel records. In some counties, the processing of county public records are not even handled by the county government, but rather use the unified New Jersey County Recording service.

Bergen County GIS Maps
Middlesex County Land Records
New Jersey County Recording
Hudson County Tax Record Search
Monmouth County Public Records Search
Ocean County Records Search

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of New Jersey

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of New Jersey

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Absecon Public Library 305 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, New Jersey 08201 609-646-2228
2 Absecon Public Library 305 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, New Jersey 08201 609-646-2228
3 Lee Memorial Library 500 W. Crescent Avenue, Allendale, New Jersey 07401 201-327-4338
4 Lee Memorial Library 500 W. Crescent Avenue, Allendale, New Jersey 07401 201-327-4338
5 W.H. Walters Free Public Library 1001 East Blvd, Alpha, New Jersey 08865 908-454-1445
6 W.H. Walters Free Public Library 1001 East Blvd, Alpha, New Jersey 08865 908-454-1445
7 Asbury Park Free Public Library 500 First Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 732-774-4221
8 Asbury Park Free Public Library 500 First Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 732-774-4221
9 Waterford Township Public Library 2204 Atco Avenue, Atco, New Jersey 08004 856-767-7727
10 Waterford Township Public Library 2204 Atco Avenue, Atco, New Jersey 08004 856-767-7727
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

201 - Jersey City, New Jersey 551 - Jersey City, New Jersey 609 - Atlantic City, New Jersey 732 - Toms River, New Jersey 848 - Metuchen, New Jersey 856 - Moorestown, New Jersey 862 - Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 908 - Plainfield, New Jersey 973 - Newark, New Jersey