Registrar & Health Services
OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS
Note: If you are divorced, have had a previous civil union dissolved, domestic partnership terminated or have had a civil union annulled, please bring the decree(s) or the civil annulment documents, if possible. The date and place of event is required.
Or if your former spouse / partner is deceased, please bring death certificate, if possible.
After you apply there is a 72 hour waiting period before the license is issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar. Couples are advised to make application no later than two weeks prior to the wedding date.
Hazlet Township handles death records. Applicants are required to make an appointment to apply for a certified copy of a Vital Record.
- Death certificates must be obtained in the municipality where the individual was pronounced dead.
- Proof of relation to the deceased must be provided.
- Fee: $10 per certified copy in the form of cash, check, or money order. No credit or debit cards.
For older records, visit the NJ Vital Statistics page for archived vital records.