OBTAINING BIRTH, MARRIAGE, CIVIL UNION, DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR DEATH CERTIFICATES
Birth, Marriage, Civil Union, Domestic Partnership or Death Certificates are available from the Bergenfield Department of Health if any of the above mentioned events occurred in Bergenfield.
A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner.
The cost of all vital records is $15.00 for the 1st copy and $5.00 for each additional copy ordered at the same time. Payable by cash, check or money order.
- Mail requests are also accepted (money order or check payments only).
- Two forms of I.D. are required for mail requests. Required information is the type of certificate being requested, full name of the person(s) on the certificate, the date of the event (birth, marriage or death).
- Father's name and Mother's maiden name are required for birth certificates.
Acceptable Forms of Identification
A valid photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license.
A valid driver's license without photo and an alternate form of ID with current address.
Two alternate forms of ID with current address.
Alternate Forms of ID:
. Vehicle registration
. Insurance card
. Voter registration
. Green card
. County ID
. School ID
. Utility bill(within the previous 90 days)
. Bank Statement (within previous 90 days)
. Tax Return for current or previous year
Vital records can also be obtained through the State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics at