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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records from 1923 to present
  • Marriage records from 1941 to present
  • Death records from 1941 to present
  • Domestic partnership records from 2004
  • Civil union records from 2007
  • Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth from 1969
  • Adoption records - foreign and domestic
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum with infants and children up to five years old.

In the News

ICYMI - Governor Murphy Announces Allocation of $95 Million from New Jersey’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the allocation of over $95 million from New Jersey’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund to support critical programs tackling the opioid crisis, connecting New Jerseyans with tools to reduce overdoses and other harms of substance use, and supporting the treatment and recovery of residents struggling with substance use disorders. At the recommendation of the State’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council and with extensive input from the public, six programs addressing four priority areas – harm reduction, prevention and recovery support, treatment, and housing – have been identified to receive funding over the next two to three years.

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First Lady Tammy Murphy, Acting Health Commissioner Baston Unveil NJ Report Card on Hospital Maternity Care

First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Kaitlan Baston today released the New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care. The report card is the first of its kind in the nation and outlines key metrics on maternal health care derived from 2021 and 2022 hospital deliveries reported to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) through general acute care hospital discharges and electronic birth records. The report card comes in a new redesigned format allowing viewers easy access to additional metrics and improved interactive features, and was designed with the needs of expecting moms front of mind.

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NJ Health Department Unveils New Overdose Mortality Dashboard

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is further targeting resources to communities that need them most with the release of a new Overdose Mortality Data Explorer, which allows the public to explore demographic disparities in fatal overdose by county.

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New Jersey Department of Health Urges NJ Residents to Discard Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches, Stay Vigilant for Signs & Symptoms of Lead Exposure Following Consumption

Amid an ongoing national recall of cinnamon applesauce fruit pouches that have been found to contain elevated levels of lead, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) urges residents, especially parents and caregivers, to take necessary precautions to protect against the dangers of lead exposure and poisoning, especially to the health of children. 

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