I recently had a baby, how do I get a Birth Certificate?
As long as the birth took place in Hamilton (RWJUH at Hamilton) the birth certificate can be picked up in the Hamilton Twp Health Office located at 2100 Greenwood Ave. in Hamilton.
RWJUH at Hamilton sends a packet of birth records to the Vital Records Division of the Health Dept. The Health Dept. receives these records approximately 3 weeks after the birth. A representative from the Health Office will be able to tell you if the birth record has been received. Call 890-3826 to make sure the record has been received.
Once the birth record is received, Mother or Father (as long as the father is on the birth record) must come to the Health Office in person to pick up the birth certificate. Identification is required. Once at the Health Office, a form is filled out and $15 fee is paid in the form of exact change or money order to obtain the Birth Certificate.
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.