How do I get a certified copy of a vital record?
As long as the occurrence took place in Hamilton i.e., death, marriage or birth, you can contact the Division of Health Vital Statistics at 890-3826. You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, PO Box 00150, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150. The fee is $15.00 a copy and payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge).
If you choose to obtain a copy by mail, please send a money order payable to the Township of Hamilton along with the name of the person or persons involved, event date, place of occurrence, photo copy of your driver's license, phone number where you can be reached during the day, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If you need a certified copy of a death certificate and you are not listed as the informant on the death certificate, you must provide documents that connect you to the deceased.
If someone other than those listed on the certificate is coming in for a copy, they must bring a notarized letter stating the name of the person that is picking up the copy and that person must present ID when they come in.
The Division of Health provides one certified copy. They do not make additional copies of the certified copy.
Requests by mail are generally processed within 24-48 hours.