OBTAINING BIRTH RECORDS

The City Clerk’s Office now processes Birth records for those born in Jersey City from the year 1922 to present.

You can request a Certified Copy of your Birth record in person or by mail.

IN PERSON

The City Clerk’s Office is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM. Please call 201-547-5150 to request an appointment.

For your appointment, please remember to bring the following with you:

  1. The completed REG 37A or 38A form (B in Spanish). All forms are below
  2. Valid Government issued photo ID (driver’s license, State ID, Passport); and
  3. Cash - $20 for the first copy, $10 for each additional copy.

BY MAIL

You may submit your application to us through the US Mail. Please include the following:

  1. The completed REG 37A or 38A form (B in Spanish). All forms are below
  2. If you have assumed your partner’s last name you must include a copy of your Marriage/Civil Union Certificate to link the name on your current ID to the name on your Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of VALID (not expired) Government issued photo ID with current address
  4. Payment—Check or Money Order made payable to the City of Jersey City Treasurer - $20 for the first copy, $10 each additional copy
  5. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope—the address must match your address on your ID. If current address is not the same, provide proof of address with a current utility bill, bank account statement, etc.

Application Forms

Non-Genealogical/No Ancestro
37A English
37B Spanish

Genealogical/Ancestro
38A English
38B Spanish

Mail all the documents and check or money order to:
Office of the City Clerk
280 Grove Street, RM 118
Jersey City, NJ 07302

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 201-547-5150 or email us at [email protected]