Vital Records

Vital records, including birth, marriage and death certificates, are no longer maintained at the county level, but are kept by the respective town in which the birth, marriage or death took place. Naturalization and immigration records are kept at the state archives.

You also can contact the CDC for vital records.

The Sussex County Clerk Records Room does maintain a small number of older records that may be of interest to genealogists, including a record of marriages through ca. 1850, as well as naturalization petitions. The public is welcome to visit our records room to view these documents.

Genealogists may also have interest in searching the County Surrogate’s records. Search the surrogate’s online index.

For information on divorce matters please visit the Superior Court, Family Division.