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The Mercer County Board of Social Services located at 200 Woolverton Street, Trenton, NJ will be renovating the customer service front end lobby on Friday February 16, 2018 through Tuesday February 20, 2018. During this renovation Mercer County Board of Social Services will provide limited services which will include emergency services and scheduled appointments only. We will resume full customer services on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

a copy of a birth certificate

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Contact the town where the individual was born to see if the municipality can provide a copy. Otherwise, contact the State of New Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services.

Lookup contacts for the 12 Municipalities in Mercer County.

For information about vital records from May 1848 – 1916 visit the State, Archives web page. The Archives also holds microfilm copies of births from 1901-1923, marriages from 1901-1940 and deaths from 1901-1940. These materials are available for in-person use only.

Visit the National Center for Health Statistics for information on how to request vital records from other states/jurisdictions.

New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services – Vital Records

120 South Stockton St.
Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 292-4087

Vital Records in New Jersey

Please note, New Jersey law protects and restricts the release of vital records. Vital records are not public records and cannot be searched online.