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Who may purchase a copy of a birth certificate?

Category: Birth Certificate

The only individuals permitted to purchase a certified copy of a birth certificate are the person requesting a copy of their own birth certificate and/or the parents of the child.  I.D. must be presented.

The Division of Health provides one certified copy only; they do not make additional copies.

You can obtain a copy by mail or in person at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, PO Box 00150, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150.  The fee is $15.00 a copy.  If you choose to obtain a copy by mail, please send a  money order payable to the Township of Hamilton along with the name of the person or persons, date, and place of occurrence. Must present I.D.  

If the parent of a child recently born is a minor and has no identification, they can use their school id as long as it has their date of birth on it.   Otherwise they must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Updated 3/30/2016 3:26 PM
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