Obtain a Copy of a Vital Record

Birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, and civil union and domestic partnership records all use the Reg-37a application


How do I get a copy of a vital record?

While the general steps to obtaining a copy of a vital record are outlined below, please note that specifics such as fees, ID, and proof of relationship will differ based on who is requesting the record. Please contact the Office of Health & Vital Statistics at 908-277-6464 with any questions about the process.

  1. Complete the application: Reg-37a English    Reg-37b Español 
  2. Pay the required fee.
  3. Provide valid ID.
  4. Provide proof of relationship.
  5. Bring or mail all documents to the Health & Vital Statistics Office.

Application and required additional documents can be mailed or brought in person to the Health & Vital Statistics Office, located at 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.

  1. Health / Vital Statistics

    Physical Address
    512 Springfield Ave
    City Hall
    Summit, NJ 07901

    Phone: 908-277-6464
    Fax: 908-277-0185


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