Birth, Marriage & Death Records


Birth records for those born in Jersey City from the year 1922 to present are available in the City Clerk Office.

You can request a Certified Copy of your Birth record in person or by mail.


Monday - Friday 9AM to 3PM

Please bring the following with you:

  1. The completed REG 37A or 38A form (B in Spanish). All forms are below
  2. Valid Government issued photo ID (driver’s license, State ID, Passport); and
  3. Cash - $20 for the first copy, $10 for each additional copy.


You may submit your application through the US Mail. Please include the following:

  1. The completed REG 37A or 38A form (B in Spanish). All forms are below
  2. If you have assumed your partner’s last name you must include a copy of your Marriage/Civil Union Certificate to link the name on your current ID to the name on your Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of VALID (not expired) Government issued photo ID with current address
  4. Payment—Check or Money Order made payable to the City of Jersey City Treasurer - $20 for the first copy, $10 each additional copy
  5. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope—the address must match your address on your ID. If current address is not the same, provide proof of address with a current utility bill, bank account statement, etc.

Application Forms

Non-Genealogical/No Ancestro
37A English
37B Spanish

38A English
38B Spanish

Mail all the documents and check or money order to:
Office of the City Clerk
280 Grove Street, RM 118
Jersey City, NJ 07302

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 201-547-5150 or email us at [email protected]


Use REG-37 to request marriage documents


If you are looking for a Death Certificate please be advised of the following:

  1. Our Office only has access to death records for those who passed away in Jersey City after the year 2000.
  2. You must prove relationship to the deceased for a certified copy of the Death Certificate. Please call our office for a list of how to establish proof.
  3. The fee for a Death Certificate is $15 for one copy, $5 for each additional.

You can make an appointment by calling 201-547-5150 or order a certificate through the mail by filling out a REG 37A form and include:

  1. Government issued ID and proof of relationship
  2. Check or money order made out to the City Of Jersey City, Treasurer
  3. A self-addressed stamped envelope
  4. Send all of the above to:
    Office of the City Clerk
    280 Grove Street, Rm 118
    Jersey City, NJ 07302