Vital Statistics

A Vital Statistic is a certified record of a Birth, Death, Marriage or Civil Union which has occurred here in the Village of Ridgewood. The Division of Health has the records of Marriages and Deaths which have occurred here from the year 1950 to the present, and the Birth records from 1951 to present. Civil Union certificates became available in 2007.

The Vital Records that are available at our office are: 

Birth Certificates:           1951 - Present 
Death Certificates:         1950 - Present 
Marriage Licenses:         1950 - Present 
Domestic Partnerships:   July 2004 - Present 

Information on how to obtain a record we no longer have is available on the NJ Dept of Health and Senior Services website.


How to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Vital Statistic containing the parents names (raised seal, original, long form) 

An application for a Vital Statistic record and processing must be completed and sent along with proper ID and payment.The fee for each certified copy of a Marriage or Civil Union Certificate is $20.00 and the fee for a certified copy of a Birth Certificate is $25.00 for the first copy and $20.00 for each additional copy of the same birth certificate ordered at the same time. The fee for the first certified copy of a death certificate will be $25.00 and each additional copy purchased at the same time will be $2.00. Payment by check or money order. Payment should be made to "Village of Ridgewood". Please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope along with your application. Requests will be expedited as long as all pertinent information, proper ID and correct payment are enclosed. 

Requests should be addressed to: 
Ridgewood Health Dept. 
131 N. Maple Ave 
Ridgewood, NJ 07450 

Who may obtain a certified copy of a "Vital Statistic" 

Acceptable Forms of Identification 

How to prove relationship for obtaining Vital Statistic Record 

If requesting a birth certificate for dual citizenship or international adoption. 

Instructions for Correcting a Vital Record 
To correct a vital record you must make an appointment. To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information please call 201-670-5500 ext 502. 

Instructions for obtaining a Marriage License 
Applications for Marriage Licenses in the Village of Ridgewood are done by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least one (1) week prior to the date of marriage. Please call (201) 670-5500 ext.502 to schedule an appointment. For additional information click here. 

Civil Unions 
Applications for Civil Unions in the Village of Ridgewood are done by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least one (1) week prior to the date of the ceremony. Please call (201) 670-5500 ext.502 to schedule an appointment. For additional information click here.

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