OBTAINING BIRTH RECORDS

The City Clerk’s Office now processes Birth records for those born in Jersey City from the year 1922 to present.

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

IN PERSON

The City Clerk’s Office is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM. Please call 201-547-5150 to request an appointment.

For your appointment, please remember to bring the following with you:

  1. The completed REG 37A form (available here);
  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.

BY MAIL

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

  1. The completed REG 37A form (available here);
  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; and
  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.

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]