Welcome to the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry. The Office is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:45pm. We suggest you arrive in the office by 3:30pm to allow ample processing time for certified copy issuance. Certificates cost $20 and $8 for additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time. No records can be verified over the phone, fax or through email for security purposes. New long form Birth, Death and Marriage certificates can be obtained in the office, same day service, or through the mail. Mail in requests take 7-10 business days to process.
This Vital Statistics office ONLY holds records of events that have occurred in the City of Camden from 1924 to present. For genealogical records and records of events that have occurred prior to 1924 you must contact the State Department of Health and Human Services at (866) 649-8726.
The exact date of the event, mother’s maiden name and father’s name (if applicable) are all requirements when applying for a vital document. Appropriate identification for certified copy issuance consists of valid State Identification with proof of current address. If the applicant is married they must include a copy of a marriage certificate to show how their name has changed. If you do not have valid State Identification, two alternate IDs can be used. “See Quick Links at top of page.”
Mailing-in Information – If mailing in a request for a certified copy you will need to complete the application located in quick links section. Send a copy of appropriate ID, marriage certificate if necessary and proof of relationship. All checks or money orders should be made payable to the City of Camden and a self-addressed stamped envelope needs to be included.”See Quick Links at top of page.”
Marriage License Information – Marriage licenses are done Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm. To apply for a marriage license here, one or both applicants must live in Camden City. Once you apply for the license it is valid throughout the State of NJ.
If you do not live here you must contact the municipal building where you reside. You also apply for a license here if both applicants live out of State and their ceremony is being performed in Camden City. Both applicants must be present at the time of the license, along with one witness over the age of 18 who knows them both. Applicants and witness must have valid photo Id and proof of current address.
Marriage licenses take 3 days to be prepared. After the 72 hour waiting period, once picked up and taken out of the office they expire in 30 days; so we strongly suggest having your ceremony scheduled prior to picking your license up to avoid its expiration. If you apply and choose to leave your license in the office, it will stay valid for up to 6 months. If the applicants have been married before please bring divorce information or death information where applicable.
If you are interested in having your ceremony in City Hall you can contact the Municipal Court at (856) 583-1460 or the Surrogates Office at (856) 225-7282. “See Quick Links at top of page.”