The only individuals permitted to purchase a certified copy of a birth certificate:
- A Mother or Father can obtain Birth Certificate with valid ID - If the name is different, they must show marriage certificate or legal name change.
- If a sibling is picking up the birth certificate they must be 18 years of age or older with valid ID and share at least 1 parent.
- If a Legal Guardian is picking up the birth certificate, they must show court paperwork with ID.
- If you are picking up a birth certificate for yourself, you must have valid ID (must supply marriage certificate or legal name change is different).
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
P.O. Box 00150
Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150
The fee is $15 a copy (paid in the form of cash, money order, or debit/credit with a 2.9% service charge). 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 identification.
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.