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New Jersey Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free New Jersey Death Records. I list the best ways to get New Jersey death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
New Jersey Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • New Jersey is a "closed record state," meaning death certificates are only available to people who meet certain eligibility requirements.
  • Proof of relationship is not required if you are asking for a certification, which is an uncertified informational copy of the vital record not valid for establishing identity or legal purposes.
  • Download the Death Certificate Application Form
  • from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • Complete the above form and mail it, along with any applicable fees, and a photocopy of your government issued photo identification, to:
    • New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration 
      Customer Service Unit – Non-genealogical Requests
      PO Box 370 
      Trenton, NJ 08625-0370


  • The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains death records back to 1901.
  • If you are looking for death records prior to 1901, you will need to contact the New Jersey Division of Archives.
  • Proof of relationship is only required if you need to obtain a certified death certificate, anyone may apply for an un-certified certificate (used for genealogical research).


  • Varies based on municipality, contact your local registrar (link below) for specifics


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