|Office of the City Clerk
520 Market Street
City Hall, Room 103
Camden, NJ 08101-5120
Maria Vazquez, Deputy Registrar, CMR
Kelly Negron, Alternate Deputy Registrar, CMR
Jazmin Rodriguez, Deputy Registrar, CMR
Who is Entitled to Request a Vital Record
Para Conocer los Requisitos de Registros Vitales, Haga Clic Aquí
Birth, Marriage, Death Application
Aplicacion para Nacimiento, Matrimonio, y Defuncion
Marriage License Requirements (English)
General Office Information – 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.”
Due to the Health Emergency related to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Office of the City Clerk, which generally accepts in-person marriage license applications, is closed.
However, Governor Murphy has announced an executive order that allows individuals to use videoconferencing technology for the licensing process and the marriage ceremony. The requirement that a marriage or civil union be solemnized in the physical presence of an officiant and two witnesses can be satisfied through the use of live audio-visual technology, provided certain conditions are met.
The order also suspends the 72-hour waiting period between the license application and issuance, extends the period that a license is valid from 30 to 90 days, and waives fees imposed for the issuance of a second marriage or civil union license if the original has expired.
For more information on obtaining a marriage application from the Office of Vital Statistics during this COVID -19 Health Emergency, please contact the Office of the Vital Statistics via e-mail at: VitalStat@ci.camden.nj.us or call (856) 757-7087.