Luis Pastoriza
M.S.M., R.M.C., C.M.R
Municipal Clerk & Registrar

Patrice Bassett, Acting Deputy Registrar, CMR
Vital Statistics
520 Market Street
City Hall, Room 103
Camden, NJ 08101-5120

Welcome to the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry:

The Office of Vital Statistics is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm. We suggest you arrive by 2:30pm to ensure same day processing.

Marriages and corrections are processed by appointment only. Please contact: to schedule an appointment.

Long form birth, marriage and death certificates can also be requested through the mail. Mail in requests are currently taking 10-15 business days once received by our Office. Effective January 2024 Certificates cost $25 and $10 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. Marriage License applications are being taken via appointment only. To get more information on scheduling your marriage license application contact us at: Thank you & Stay Safe.

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 (609) 292-4087.

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 Important Forms on the Left.”

Mailing-in Information:

If mailing in a request for a certified copy you will need to complete the application located in the “Important Forms” section on the left. 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. Mail in request are taking 10-15 business days to be processed. ”See Important Forms on the Left”

Marriage License Information:

Marriage license applications are being taken by appointment only. Licenses are scheduled on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm. In order to schedule a marriage license appointment you need to be prescreened first. Only applicants residing in Camden City or those residing out of the State of NJ who intend to be married in Camden City may file an application here. Please send an email with your interest to schedule to Include copies of both applicants valid photo ID with current address and the ID of one witness who will be present at the time of the license application. Once appropriate ID is received we will email you the application and get you scheduled. All scheduling is done on a first come, first served basis. Licenses cost $28 and take 72 hours to be prepared. Check or money order is the preferred method of payment. Once picked up, you will have 30 days to be married. To schedule a ceremony with Surrogate Court call 856-225-7282. To schedule a ceremony with Superior Court call 856-650-9100.