What are the fees involved and acceptable forms of payment?


Fee Schedule (Effective May 30, 2019) 

CASHIER'S CHECK ONLY made payable to "City of Summit" in the exact amount

Cash payments are ONLY received in-person at the office counter and must be in the exact amount

No refunds 


Birth Certificate................................................................................................. $20.00 

Death Certificate............................................................................................... $10.00 

Marriage Certificate.......................................................................................... $20.00 

Civil Union Certificate........................................................................................ $20.00 

Domestic Partnership Certificate...................................................................... $20.00 

Application Fee for Marriage/Civil Union License (Appointment only).............. $28.00 

Domestic Partnership Registration (Appointment only).................................... $28.00 

Fee to Amend a Vital Record (Appointment only)............................................. $50.00

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1. How do I obtain a certified copy of a vital record that occurred in the City of Summit?
2. Can I verify over the phone whether or not a vital record is on file in your office?
3. When can I request my newborn's birth certificate?
4. Can I request a certified copy of a vital record over the phone or online?
5. What forms of identification are acceptable in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record?
6. Who is eligible to receive a vital record?
7. How do I establish proof of relationship?
8. What are the fees involved and acceptable forms of payment?
9. What is the Paternity Opportunity Program (POP)?
10. How do I authorize another individual to receive a certified copy of a vital record on my behalf?
11. Can vital records be faxed?
12. Does an attorney have access to vital records?