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Person has to be 18 years or older to pick up their own birth certificate.
If the parent of a child recently born is a minor and has no identification, they can use their school id as long as it has their date of birth on it. Otherwise they must bring a copy of their birth certificate.
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The Health Department will provide a certified copy and the fee is $15 payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit with a 2.9% service charge. You may obtain as many certified copies as you wish, $15 each copy.
Contact Trenton Vital Statistics 609-989-3236.
As long as the birth took place in Hamilton (RWJUH at Hamilton) the birth certificate can be picked up in the Hamilton Township Health Office located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue in Hamilton.
Once the birth record is received, mother or father, sibling, or legal guardian must come to the Health Office in person to pick up the birth certificate. Identification is required. Once at the Health Office, a form is filled out and $15 fee is paid in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge) to obtain the Birth Certificate.
This is done by the Hamilton Township Health Division located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue by appointment only. Call 609-890-3826 to schedule an appointment.
If you know you were born in NJ but do not know the name of the municipality, you should call State of NJ Vital Statistics at 609-292-4087. State of NJ Vital Statistics office is located at 140 E Front Street Trenton, NJ 08608.
Once you find out the name of the municipality where you were born, it may be more cost effective to obtain a copy by calling that municipality. However, you can obtain the birth certificate through the state as well.
The only individuals permitted to purchase a certified copy of a birth certificate:
The Division of Health provides one certified copy only; they do not make additional copies.
You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at:2100 Greenwood AvenueP.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
The fee is $15 a copy (paid in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit with a 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, date, and place of occurrence. Must present identification.
If ex-spouse is not the informant, the only way an ex-spouse has the right to get a copy of the death certificate is if they have children together under the age of 18 years old. They would need to bring the children's birth certificate proving they are both the parents.
If you are the spouse of the deceased you must supply your marriage certificate and ID. Parents must supply the child's birth certificate and valid ID, possibly marriage certificate if name is different with valid ID. Grandchildren must supply birth certificate/marriage certificate and then the parents birth certificate along with valid ID. Children must supply birth certificate/marriage certificate (if name change) with valid ID. Must be 18 years of age or older to obtain this record.
The Health Department will provide a certified copy and the fee is $15 payable by cash, money order, or debit/credit (2.9% service charge). You may obtain as many certified copies as you wish, $15 each copy.
Request for death certificates are received by the Health Department electronically from the Funeral Director. The Funeral Director will request and pick up the death certificates for the family member/informant listed on the death certificate.
The delegation of authority for birth/death and marriage/civil union is used when someone is giving temporary POA for someone to pick up vital records for them. If someone other than the actual participants are picking up a certified copy of a vital record, they must fill out the proper delegation form. Contact the call center at 609-586-0311 and a representative can mail the form which must be signed and dated in the presence of a Notary Public or be accompanied by a photocopy of the authorizing person's valid photo identification. Authorized individual must also provide valid identification.
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 906-890-3826. You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at:2100 Greenwood AvenueP.O. Box 00150Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
The fee is $15 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.
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 to 48 hours.