Registrar Of Vital Statistics
33 Washington Street
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM
The Registrar of Vital Statistics is the keeper of birth, death, marriage records, domestic partnership records and civil union records, also referred to as “ vital records.” These vital records are confidential and not openly accessible to the public. As per State Law, the Registrar is limited as to who he or she can issue to. A Vital record can be obtained in the municipality where the event occurred. The eligibility and necessary requirements are contained below.
If you are only available during lunch time, please call our Office prior to coming in to see us. If there is only one Registrar working, the office may be closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The deadline is 11:45 AM in the morning or after 1:00 PM.
Requests for certified copies of vital records may be processed either in person at the above address, or the appropriate information, requirements and payment may be mailed to:
Toms River Registrar
Of Vital Statistics Office
P.O. Box 728
Toms River, NJ 08754
Please make check payable to "Toms River Township" and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with the request.
** Fee increase is effective 10/27/10 per
BOH Ord. 2010-1. New fees listed below:
$15.00 for each certified copy of a vital record
$15.00 to file a correction request for a vital record
$28.00 to file a marriage/civil union/domestic partnership application
Fees are payable only by cash, check or money order.
Please make checks payable to
“Township of Toms River”
For more information regarding Vital Records, please follow the link below, to the New Jersey Registrar of Vital Statistics website for information and/or questions not addressed herein: http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/
A valid & current photo drivers license is acceptable on its own.
Please note that “valid & current” means with the address where you actually live, at the time of application; and current means prior to expiration date. If you do not have a driver’s license then you need:
TWO (2) ALTERNATE FORMS OF I.D. and at least one must show the current address.
Please review the list below, before you come into the office.
The State Registrar has ordered that only the following forms may be accepted by this office.
The applicant must show TWO ALTERNATES from this list:
ALTERNATE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION
- Valid & current non-photo, non-drivers license, issued by NJDMV for identification purposes
- Current Vehicle Registration
- Current Vehicle Insurance Card
- Voter Registration
- US/Foreign Passport
- Immigrant Visa
- Permanent Resident Card (Green card)
- Federal/State ID
- US Military ID
- County ID
- Current Year School ID
- Utility Bill-not more than 90 days old
- Bank Statement-not more than 90 days old
- W-2 or tax return for current or previous year
APPLICANTS WITH NO IDENTIFICATION
People who are homeless or without any identification at all, but have a social worker or homeless shelter coordinator, etc. may have their social worker submit a request for them. Please contact the Office for information on how they can assist clients that need to obtain necessary records.
People who are incarcerated can provide legal imprisonment, conviction papers or release documents that include the name, social security number and all possible aliases used in the past. Also, a State Corrections staff member can submit an application along with the inmates’ face sheet, on the inmate’s behalf, showing inmates name, date of birth, social security number and all possible aliases used.
Marriage license/civil union applicants should allow sufficient time for documentation to be reviewed by the staff during the process.
8:30 AM TO 11:45 AM or 1:00 PM TO 3:45 PM
WHERE DO I APPLY?
If the ceremony is in New Jersey: The couple must apply
in the municipality where either the bride/groom or
partner A/partner B legally reside.
If both reside outside of New Jersey: They must apply in the municipality where the ceremony will occur. The license is only valid in that town.
WHEN DO I APPLY?
Two applicants and one witness over the age of 18 must apply in person, in the Registrar’s Office. They need the required identification, documentation and the $28.00 dollar fee. They should apply two weeks prior to the ceremony date. All individuals need valid Photo ID with current address showing, to establish proof of identity and residency.
*Please note a PO Box is not acceptable on a driver license for a marriage application. Two alternate forms of ID will be required, if there is a PO Box on the drivers license.
There is a State-mandated 72-hour waiting period, which begins once the application is completed and the fee is paid. After the 72-hour waiting period, applicants may designate someone to pick up the license before their ceremony. The individual will need to bring their identification and the application receipt. The license will only be released during regular business hours.
The license, once issued, will expire in thirty (30) days. The license MUST be used prior to the expiration date, which is noted on the license or the marriage/civil union is not valid.
Applicants must present the following, at the time of application:
Birth Certificates for proof of age. If you do not have your Birth Certificate, TWO other forms of ID with your date of birth on them are required. Other acceptable forms are: Driver’s License, Passport, Baptism Paper.
If either applicant, or both, are divorced or have dissolved a civil union, they must bring divorce papers or the dissolution of the civil union, with the FILED DATE AND DOCKET NUMBER on them. It must be the “FINAL DECREE” signed by the JUDGE.
If either applicant is a widow or widower, they need to bring the Death Certificate(s) at the time of application.
MINORS, UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YRS. OLD
Any person under 18 years of age MUST have parental consent papers signed by both parents. If under the age of 16, the parental consent must be signed by both parents and a Judge.
Minors who wish to marry must contact the Registrar’s Office for
AFTER THE MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION:
Please contact the Registrar in the municipality where the ceremony was performed, in order to obtain the certified, legal copy of the license/certificate. The license/certificate is available about a week to ten days after the marriage or civil union ceremony takes place.
If the ceremony took place in the Township of Toms River, the fee is $15.00 for each certified copy. The applicant must present ID, complete a request application and pay the fee to obtain certified copies of the license. This may be done in person or by mail. (See “OBTAINING VITAL RECORDS”)
HOURS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS:
8:30 AM TO 11:45 AM OR 1:00 PM TO 3:45 PM
1) File for the license in the town where either APPLICANT is a resident.
a) If the APPLICANTS are not residents of the State of New Jersey, then you file in the town where the marriage/civil union is taking place. The license is then only good in that town.
b) Applicants and Witness need Valid Photo ID with current address on it, (NOT P.O. Box) to show proof of identity and where they are residents.
How can I obtain a vital record?
Per Governor's Executive Order 18, certified copies will only be issued if all the following criteria are met:
1. Complete an application (or send a letter) fully identifying the record with all pertinent information.
2. A certified copy of a vital record may only be issued to you, if you meet the relationship requirements per Executive Order 18 or pursuant to a Court Order.
3. A. Acceptable Identification, per NJ State regulations, is required.
Send a photo copy of Applicant's Identification, if applying by mail. (Applicant is the person requesting the record.)