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Office of Vital Statistics

The Perth Amboy Vital Statistics office maintains records of Birth occurred in the municipality from 1854 until the present and most records of Marriage and Death events since 1895. It also maintains Domestic Partnership records from July 2004, and Civil Union records from 2/19/2007 until the present.

To obtain a certified copy of a vital record, you may fill out, sign, and submit an English Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Record, Spanish Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Records or come to our office in person. You must comply with NJ State laws in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record. Therefore, information on identification requirements are as follows;

  • Valid photo driver’s license or photo non-driver’s license with current address OR valid driver’s license without photo and an alternate form of ID with current address OR two (2) alternate forms of ID, one of which must show the current address. Alternate forms of ID are: vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card, voter registration, US/foreign passport, permanent resident card (green card), Immigrant Visa, Federal/State ID, county ID, school ID, utility bill (within the previous 90 days), bank statement (within previous 90 days) or W-2 for current or previous year.

  • Requests for records to be mailed to an address other than that which appears on the requestor’s ID must be accompanied by a notarized letter which includes A) the alternate address, and B) a written request to mail records to this alternate address.

As of March 29, 2023 the fee for a birth certificate is $20, marriage certificate is $20 and the death certificate is $10. Cash, money order or certified checks are acceptable.

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Edgar Troche, Registrar
Department Phone Number
(732) 826-0549
Department Hours
Office Hours
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A.J. Community Center
1 Olive Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861