If you were born in New Jersey, the State Department of Health and Senior Services- Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registrations can help you obtain a copy of a lost birth certificate. They can retrieve birth certificates dating back to 1901. Records dating between 1848 through 1900 may be found at the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Archives and Records Management. New Jersey law protects and restricts the release of vital records, which means that they are not public records and cannot be searched online. New Jersey processes all orders through VitalCheck.
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Like many states, Washington does not accept online orders but uses a third party company called VitalChek Network as many other states do. VitalChek is the official government authorized service. Its secure and can be accessed 24 hours a day. Unlike other states, New Jersey processes all online, fax and phone orders through Vitalcheck. Records are typically sent to you within 15-22 days of receipt. There is also an additional processing fee of $10.95. Major credit cards are accepted for online orders including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. You can also pay by check, electronic check or money order. To place your order, call 1-877-622-7549. Have you credit card and you vital record information ready when you call. Phone orders must be processed using a credit card or electronic check. Download the fax application here
and fax the completed application with the required documentation to 1-877-553-2194. Online orders can be done by visiting
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mail your completed application with the required documentation; VitalCheck Network Inc., P.O. Box 308 in Brentwood, TN 37024.