Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

Registrar Of Vital Statistics

Registrar of Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death, Civil Union & Domestic Partnership) as established by N.J.S.A. 26:8-11


Getting Married in New Jersey … click on this link for Application & Instructions
This is the State’s website for forms and instructions on how to get married in New Jersey. Instructions also include Civil Union.

Instructions on How to Request a Genealogical Record through the State of New Jersey
Genealogical Records (family history research) are birth, death and marriage records for people who are deceased and where the birth occurred more than 80 years ago, the marriage occurred more than 50 years ago and the death occurred more than 40 years ago. Your request cannot be processed as a genealogical request if the person named on the record is still living or the event was more recent than listed above. The Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration holds records from 1901 to present. For records from May 1848 to 1900 vist the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Archives and Records Management web page or call (609) 292-6260.

State Bureau of Vital Statistics
The State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration maintains birth, marriage and death records from 1878 to the present. Civil union records are available from 2007 to present. Domestic partnership records are available from 2004 to the present. Vital records from May 1848 to May 1878 may be obtained from the State Archives. The Archives also hold microfilm copies of births from 1878-1923, marriages from 1879-1940 and deaths from 1878-1940. These materials are available for in-person use only. For more information, click on their above website or contact your local registrar of the town where the occasion took place.