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Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics

The Vital Statistics and Registration, a part of the Health Department, issues birth, marriage, and death records. They are also responsible for maintaining the records for birth, marriage, and death records that occurred within the Township of North Bergen and issuing copies.

  • Marriage Licenses
    Records available from January, 1928 - Present
  • Domestic Partnership
    Records available from 2004 - present.
  • Birth Certificates
    Records available from September, 1979 - Present
  • Death Certificates
    Records available from August, 1927 - Present

If you are looking for documents prior to where ours begin, please contact Trenton at (609) 292 -4087

Fees

  • Marriage License: $28.00
  • Marriage Certificate: $10.00
  • Domestic Partnership License: $28.00
  • Domestic Partnership Certificate: $10.00
  • Birth Certificate: $10.00
  • Death Certificate: $10.00
  • Civil Union License $28.00
  • Civil Union Certificate $10.00
  • Corrections to any document: $25.00

Only Money Orders or Credit / Debit Cards accepted.
No cash / No checks / No American Express cards.

Marriage License / Application Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Last application will be taken at 12:30 pm.

Hours for Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 2:45 pm

Birth and Marriage Certificate Corrections by appointment only. Call (201) 392-2050.

Only US Government ID's accepted.

Picture ID needed:
Driver's License (not expired)
Passport (not expired)

Instructions

To Obtain a Certificate of Marriage in person:
Original certificates can be obtained by the husband or wife at the Vital Registrar’s Office. If you are unable to pick up the document in person, you may send a messenger with a notarized letter detailing all the wedding information, including a photocopy ID of the bride or groom along with their signature. The messenger must also show a picture ID.

Office opens from 9am to 3pm.

To Obtain a Marriage Certificate by mail
Only marriages performed within the Township are recorded in North Bergen.
Please send your request with the names of the husband and wife, date of marriage, photocopy of valid identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.), a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a money order. Send to:

Township of North Bergen,
1116 43rd Street, 2nd Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Attn: Bella F. Kalpouzos

Only Money Orders accepted by mail.
No cash / No checks.

To Obtain a Birth Certificate in person:
Parents must show their valid picture ID, provide the child’s name and date of birth along with the $10.00 money order to the Registrar's office. Birth certificates are only issued to parents of the child.

Only Money Orders or Credit / Debit Cards accepted.
No cash / No checks / No American Express cards.

If the parents are unable to pick up the document in person, a messenger with a notarized letter detailing all the birth information and a photocopy of valid ID. The messenger must also show a picture ID.

To Obtain a Birth Certificate by mail
Only children born in Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen are registered in the Vital Statistics Office.

Please send your request with the name of the child, date of birth, a photocopy of valid identification for the parent, a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a money order of $10.00 to:

Vital Statistics
1116 43rd Street, 2nd Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Attn: Bella F. Kalpouzos

Only Money Orders accepted by mail.
No cash / No checks.

To Obtain a Death Certificate in person or by mail:
Death certificates are recorded in Vital Statistics for all persons who died in North Bergen. Only a relative of the deceased can obtain a death certificate (mother, father, children, or individual with a court order). $10.00 money order.

You must provide the name of the deceased, date of death, picture ID of individual requesting the information, a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a $10.00 money order payable to:

Township of North Bergen
1116 43rd Street, 2nd Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Attn: Bella F. Kalpouzos

Only Money Orders accepted by mail.
Credit / Debit Cards and Money Orders accepted in person.
No cash / No checks

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    What is the quickest way to obtain my birth certificate from New Jersey?

    A:

    Same day service is offered in person at the local registrar's office where the event took place or at the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration Counter Services in Trenton.

     
  • Q:

    Who can perform marriages in New Jersey?

    A:

    Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District, federal court judges, the county clerk, any mayor and ministers of every religion may marry individuals legally permitted to marry.

     
  • Q:

    Can a person eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record designate someone to collect the certified copies for them?

    A:

    An individual can authorize another person to pick up on his or her behalf. To do so, the applicant should sign a notarized letter, plus a copy of their photo ID stating the name of the person listed on the vital record and the name of the individual who is picking up the record. The individual picking up the record must present this letter along with valid ID. $10.00 money order.

    Only Money Orders or Credit / Debit Cards accepted.
    No cash / No checks / No American Express cards.

     
  • Q:

    Can vital records be faxed?

    A:

    No. Vital records require the raised seal of the local office of vital records or the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration seal to be valid. It is the policy of the State Registrar that records are not faxed for any reason.

     
  • Q:

    How do I register my Domestic Partnership?

    A:

    Applicants must obtain an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. The Affidavit must be completed and signed by both applicants at the same time, in the presence of a notary. The applicants must appear together at Office of Vital Statistics and provide the required fee of $28. Domestic Partnerships are not considered registered until the Affidavit has been filed with the Registrar’s Office and the Certificate of Domestic Partnership has been issued.

    • Both partners must live in North Bergen, NJ
    • One witness must be present
    • Picture ID must be presented by each partner and witness
    • Proof of cohabitation must be provided. Accepted proof:
      • Bank Statement
      • Home (Ownership)
    • This affidavit of Domestic Partnership is applicable to couple meeting any of the below requirements:
      • Those age 62 years or older
      • A man and woman
      • Same-sex partners