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New Jersey Public Records

Where should you go to find documents that you need in the State of New Jersey? There are many important sites that you can access for documents and/or the information that you need.

Birth, Death, Marriage and Adoption Records

The New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics and Registry handles all of the vital records for adoptions, births, marriages, deaths (from 1913) domestic partnerships (after 2004) and civil unions after 2007. Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data was collected beginning in 1969. If you are looking for vital records before 1912, you should search the state archives web page.

You can order these vital records online and receive them within 22 business days of your order. If you prefer expedited service, you can pay $30 for UPS Shipping. You can pay for your order with a credit card or a debit card. All you need to do is visit this website and provide the requested information.

The Office is located at:
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
140 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ
1-609-292-4087 x582
1-866-649-8726 toll-free nationwide

There is no email address given, but you can submit a query on the contact us page to receive an answer.

Driving Record Information

If yo want to order a Driver History Abstract, simply fill in the document with all of the required information, then choose which type of Abstract you wish to order. You will be required to provide the $15 fee at the time of your order and then submit the order to complete it.

Court Records

Most court records are available through the court websites, and you can visit the site by clicking this link. You will need certain information including the level of court that the case was run in as well as the location of the court.

Unless prohibited by statute or by Supreme Court Rule, the court records available for public inspection include Family Division Records, Criminal Division Records, Civil Division, Chancery General Equity Records and Municipal Court Records.

Property Records

If you need to conduct a property tax search, you can use this website. You will need the legal description of the property and the owner name(s).

Each county has their own website, and you can find a list of those counties with direct links to their sites here. The site has a list of county names and each is a link that takes you directly to the county’s website.

Sex Offender Registry

The State Police have a website where information regarding certain sex offenders is available to the public. These sex offenders are required to register their names under Megan’s Law which allows members of the public to take precautions, where necessary, to protect themselves and their children from danger.

The list provided on the site is not exhaustive, and not all sex offenders are registered on the site. You can do a search based on geographic location, individual search, advanced search, vehicle search and recently published.