Welcome to the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry:

The Office is currently closed to the public due to the health emergency declared under the COVID19 pandemic. Please note we are operating under limited capacity and you may experience delays and/or longer than usual wait times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Long form birth, marriage and death certificates can ONLY be requested through the mail. Mail in requests are currently taking 10-15 business days. 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. Marriage License applications are being taken ONLY via pre scheduled zoom sessions. To get more information on scheduling your marriage license application contact us at: vitalstat@ci.camden.nj.us. 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 (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 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 no longer being accepted at City Hall in person. If you or your fiancé live in the City of Camden or are out of State residents being married in Camden City contact us at vitalstat@ci.camden.nj.us for more information and to schedule your marriage license application via zoom session. The license cost $28. You will be expected to mail in this payment to the City of Camden via money order once we have completed the license. We will type the license and mail it to you. You will than need to take it to whomever is performing your actual ceremony to have it completed. Once you have your license in hand you have 90 days to have your ceremony performed. For questions related to the scheduling of marriage ceremonies by Municipal Court please reach out directly to them at camdencourt@ci.camden.nj.us.