New Jersey Probate and Estate Settlement
Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records
Event: Birth, death, marriage
Cost of copy: $25.00 for initial copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.
PLease visit the New Jersey Vital Statistics website for the most up to date information regarding ordering options and information.
The website address is www.state.nj.us/health/vital or call toll-free at 1-866-649-8726.
Remarks: The State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration maintains records from June 1878 to present.
All requests must include a copy of the requestor's valid identification, proof of relationship to the individual listed on the vital record and payment of the appropriate fee.
A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or Federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner. All other applicants will be issued a Certification that state the document is not for identification or legal purposes.