The Office of Vital Statistics contains all vital records (Births, Marriage, Death, Civil Union or Domestic Partnership) that have taken place within the City of Woodbury dating back to the early 1870’s.
On June 12, 2018 City Council adopted Ordinance 2284-18 changing the fees for all certified copies.
Beginning July 1, 2018 fees for certified copies will be as follows:
Marriage Certificates: $25 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy
Birth Certificates: $25 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy
Death Certificates: $25 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy
If you have any questions regarding certified copies or vital records in general, please call 856-845-1300 press 4 for department listing then 1 for the Registrar of vital statistics.
MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION APPLICATIONS
All Marriage/Civil Union applications will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at Woodbury City Hall, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury. To make an appointment, call (856) 845-1300, ext. 115.
CERTIFIED COPY OF VITAL RECORD
You can obtain a copy either in person or by mail. No faxed requests will be accepted.
Provide valid identification:
(a) Valid photo driver’s license or photo non-driver’ s license with current address.
(b) Valid driver’s license without photo and an alternate form of ID with current address.
(c) Two alternate forms of ID showing your current, valid address, from the list below:
Vehicle Registration Card
Card Voter Registration
Card US/Foreign Passport
Permanent Residence Card (Green Card)
Utility Bill or Bank Statement (within last 90 days)
W-2 for current or the previous tax year
If you are requesting a certification (an informational copy of a vital record not valid for legal purposes): you do not need to provide proof of relationship.
If you are looking for a certified copy: proof of relationship is required that establishes you are,
(a) The subject of the record;
(b) The subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative;
(c) The subject’ s spouse/civil union partner/domestic partner, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age;
(d) A state or federal agency for official purposes; or
(e) Pursuant of court order.
To establish proof of relationship for:
Your own birth certificate: your valid ID is acceptable. However, if you have assumed your spouse’s or civil union partner’s surname, provide a copy of your marriage or civil union certificate to link the name on your current ID to the name on your birth certificate.
Your child’s birth certificate: if the name on your identification matches the name of the child’s parent then your identification will establish your relationship. If your current name does not match the name as recorded on the birth certificate, as the parent you will need to supply a copy of your marriage or civil union or legal name change.
Your spouse’s/civil union partner’s birth record: provide a copy of your marriage/civil union certificate.
Your parent’s or sibling’s vital record: provide a copy or your birth certificate with parents’ names.
Your grandparent’s vital record: you must establish that you are the person’s grandchild by linking the name on your ID to the name of the grandparent. For example: if you changed your last name after marriage/civil union and want o grandparent’s vital record, you must (1) Provide your marriage/civil union certificate to show your name at birth, (2) provide your birth certificate to identify your parent, and (3) provide the parent’s birth certificate to identify the grandparent.
If you are looking for a certified copy of a record as,
An executor of an estate: you must supply proof of appointment as the executor.
The legal representative of the executor of an estate: you must supply proof of legal retainer by the executor and proof of the appointment of the individual as the executor.
The legal representative of an individual: that is eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record, you must supply proof or legal retainer by the eligible individual and their proof of relationship.
If you are not a person qualified to get a certified copy of a record, but,
You are helping a person receive a certified copy of a vital record they are eligible to receive: you must (1) show your valid ID and a notarized, written release authorizing you to get the record on that person’s behalf; or, (2) you can supply a written release from the person you are helping along with a copy of that person’s valid photo ID.
In need of a vital record and are not the legal representative of an eligible person: you must obtain a court order directing the State Registrar to issue a certified copy of the record. A subpoena is not sufficient to issue a copy or a vital record.
***If you do not know the date or place in New Jersey where the event took place, contact the State Registrar’s Office in Trenton, which has all records for the State of New Jersey by date and name. They can be reached at (609) 292-4087.***
CERTIFIED COPY FEES
- Birth Certificate: $20.00
- Death Certificate: $20.00 for the first copy. All other copies $10.00.
- Marriage/Civil Union Certificate: $20.
- Domestic Partnership Certificate: $20.
- Correction to birth, death or marriage certificate: $20.
APPLY IN PERSON
You may submit your application during regular business hours of the City of Woodbury, City Hall (33 Delaware Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096). You must pay in cash only. Complete the application in full and provide a photo ID with address (Driver’s License), or, another form of photo ID plus one (1) additional form of ID with address.
APPLY BY MAIL
Complete the application in full and include the following items with application:
Payment: Either (1) a Money Order which will be processed immediately; or (2) a Personal Check for which you must allow at least 2-3 weeks for processing and return of certified copy. Make payments to THE CITY OF WOODBURY and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Proof of Identification: a photo ID with address (example: Driver’s License), or other form of photo ID (see above for list of acceptable, valid forms of ID), plus one (1) additional form of ID with valid address.
Mailing address for applications:
The City of Woodbury
P.O. Box 180
Woodbury, NJ 08096.
Please contact the Vital Statistics office for questions. In person: during regular business hours at Woodbury City Hall, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury. By phone: (856) 845-1300, ext. 115.