Department of Vital Statistics

The Role of the Vital Statistics Department:

Maintain records of Births, Marriages and Deaths that have occurred in the City of Garfield. Service the public with issuing of marriage applications, marriage licenses and certified copies of marriages, births and deaths. The state webb site

How to obtain a application for Marriage License:
Appointment required to file Application for Marriage License.
How to obtain a certified copy of Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership:
To order a certified copy in person or through the mail you must provide a completed application click here valid proof of identity 1, payment of the fee 2 and proof that establishes you are: 
    • The subject of the record, 
    • The subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, 
    • The subject's spouse/civil union partner, domestic partner; 
        child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age 
    • A state or federal agency for official purposes, or 
    • Pursuant to a court order. 
    • A bank, title or insurance company requesting a copy 
        of a death certificate for official business.
    1. Valid photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license with current address or valid driver's license without photo and an alternate form of ID with current address or two (2) alternate forms of ID, one of which must show the current address.
Alternate forms of ID are: vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card, voter registration, US/foreign passport, permanent resident card (green card), Immigrant Visa, Federal/State ID, county ID, school ID, utility bill (within the previous 90 days), bank statement (within previous 90 days) or W-2/tax return for current or previous
    2. The fee for a certified copy is $10.00. Payment can be made in the form of Cash (if applying in person), check, or money order made payable to City of Garfield.



Contact Informatio

Yvette Delaney
60 Elizabeth Street
Garfield, New Jersey 07026
Phone: (973) 340-3340
Fax: (973) 772-7721