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.