Office of Vital Statistics
Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center
1 Olive Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
The Perth Amboy Vital Statistics office maintains records of Birth occurred in the municipality from 1854 until the present and most records of Marriage and Death events since 1895. It also maintains Domestic Partnership records from July 2004, and Civil Union records from 2/19/2007 until the present.
To obtain a certified copy of a vital record, you may fill out, sign, and submit attached Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Record or come to our office in person. You must comply with NJ State laws in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record. Therefore, information on identification requirements, as well as who may request your vital record is provided by linking to the attachment.
As of August 2010 the fee for a birth certificate is $15, marriage certificate is $15 and the death certificate is $10. Cash, money order or certified checks are acceptable.
Listing of Services provided by the Vital Statistics Office:
- Birth Certificates
- Marriage Application and Marriage Certificates
- Civil Union
- Domestic Partnership
- Death Certificates
- Corrections to Vital Records
- Licensing of Food Establishments
Marriage, Re-Marriage, Civil Union, and Re-affirmation of Civil Union:
The Registrar/Licensing Officer is in charge of taking the affidavit on a License Application for Marriage, Re-Marriage, Civil Union, and Re-affirmation of Civil Union. The applicants must comply with all applicable laws and requirements.
Applicants must appear before the Licensing Officer and make the application. The application form may be downloaded from the NJ State Department of Health website, but the same must be signed, under oath, by the applicants and a witness before the Licensing Officer.
On 7/10/2004 became effective the Domestic Partnership Act of NJ, amended by the Civil Union Act on 2/19/2007, allowing the registration of Domestic Partners to couples 62 or older of either same-sex or opposite-sex. For registering a domestic partnership, the couples must meet the eligibility requirements.
The NJ Civil Union Act implemented on 2/19/2007 recognizes the union of two eligible individuals of the same sex, awarding them the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities as spouses in a Marriage.
The application form, as well as the eligibility requirements for entering into a civil union may be downloaded from the NJ State Department of Health website. The applicants, along with a witness, must sign the application, under oath, before the Licensing Officer. ID required.
Correcting a Vital Record:
The Registrar of Vital Statistics is also responsible for processing requests intended to amend or correct a vital record. In most cases, the State Office of Vital Statistics must authorize these corrections before the Perth Amboy Registrar may be able to issue certified copies of the vital record.
For supplementary information on how to request a correction to a vital record, please call (732) 826-1690 or visit our office.
Food Handling License: (Establishments)
The Chapter 234 et seq. of the Code of the City of Perth Amboy, LICENSING OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS is administered by the Human Services Department, Bureau of Vital Statistics. The ordinance prescribes license fees to any establishment or motorized/non-motorized food vehicle regularly selling, serving or consuming food and beverages for public consumption by mouth.
Prior to issuance of any permit or license, the applicant must comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulation pertaining to health and sanitary standards, and inspections. The applicant must file a License or Permit Application and procure a license from the Division of Vital Statistics. Licenses and permits expire on December 31 of every year.
The Chapter 233 et seq. of the Code of the City of Perth Amboy, FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDING MACHINE, is administered by the Human Services Department, Bureau of Vital Statistics. It prescribes permits and license fees to any person or institution, which engages, maintains, or permits to be maintained food and beverage vending machines offered for public use or human consumption. The applicant must file a Food & Beverage Vend. Mach. Application and procure a license from Vital Statistics. Licenses and permits expire on December 31 of every year.