An individual who has filed a complete application for a copy of a vital record can authorize another person to pick up the record on his or her behalf. To do so, the applicant should sign a notarized letter, stating the name of the person listed on the vital record and the name of the individual who is picking up the record. The individual picking up the record must present this letter along with their own acceptable identification.
You must establish your relationship to the subject of a vital record, pursuant to regulations established by the NJ State Registrar and Governor’s Executive Order, to obtain a vital record.
You must show documentation, in addition to your photo drivers license. The chart below explains who is eligible and the documentary proof to establish that eligibility. Please bring certified copies with a raised seal.
IF YOU ARE THE: YOU MUST PRESENT:
CHILD Your birth certificate with your parents names showing;
If married, your marriage license, to
address name change
GRAND-CHILD Your birth certificate with parents names showing
Your parents’ birth/death certificates with their parents (your grand-parents) names showing;
Your marriage license, if married,
to show change of your name.
SPOUSE Your marriage license
SIBLING Your birth certificate with parents names showing;
Your marriage license if you are married,
To show change of your name.
EX-SPOUSE Not entitled unless you are obtaining it on behalf of a minor child -
Minor child’s birth certificate with the parents names showing **
** If you remarried, you must bring your current marriage license to address the name changes.
THE ESTATE Valid Surrogates Certificate
With an original signature and seal
STEP-CHILD NOT ENTITLED