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Vital Records — Births, Deaths, Marriages

Copies of Vital Records can be obtained from the registrar's office in the town where the event occured.


Marriage Records

While the Sussex County Clerk's Office does maintain in its archives a record of marriages in the county from 1795 through the mid-1850s, current marriage certificates must be obtained from the town in which the ceremony was performed. NOTE: In order to be married, prospective couples must apply for and receive a valid New Jersey Marriage License from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality where the female/bride resides. (See below for a list of Sussex County registrars.)


Birth/Death Certificates

Birth certificates are on file in the town where the birth occured and death certificates in the town where the death took place.

Contact respective towns for certified copies of either document and for associated fees.

List of Sussex County Municipal Clerks/Registrars (click "Municipalities" from left menu options)