Vital Statistics

A Vital Statistic is a certified record of a Birth, Death, Marriage, or Civil Union that 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 the present. Civil Union certificates became available in 2007.

The Vital Records that are available at our office are:

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

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

How to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Vital Statistic Containing the Parent's Names (Raised Seal, Original, Long Form)

An Application for a Vital Statistic Record (PDF) and an Application Process for Obtaining a Copy of a Vital Record (PDF) 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 and the fee for a certified copy of a Birth Certificate is $25 for the first copy and $20 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 and each additional copy purchased at the same time will be $2. 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 processed as long as all pertinent information, proper ID, and correct payment are enclosed. You may also obtain a vital record in person with original identification and payment. Any questions please call 201-670-5500 ext. 5502 or 5503.

To obtain a record online through VitalCheck click here. Important note: VitalCheck is the only authorized third party vendor we contract with, we do not recommend using any other online vendor. 

Requests should be addressed to:
Ridgewood Health Department
131 N Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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. 5502.

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 three weeks prior to the date of marriage. Please call 201-670-5500, ext. 5502 to schedule an appointment. Visit the New Jersey Department of Health website for more information.

Civil Unions

Applications for Civil Unions in the Village of Ridgewood are done by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least three weeks prior to the date of the ceremony. Please call 201-670-5500, ext. 5502 to schedule an appointment. Visit the New Jersey Department of Health website for more information.