Essex County Vital Records (New Jersey)

Search Essex County, NJ vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Essex County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Essex County, NJ. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Essex County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Essex County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Essex County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Belleville Township Clerk Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3410

Bloomfield Township Clerk Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4015

Caldwell Clerk Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4626

Essex County Clerk Newark NJ 465 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard 07102 973-621-4921

Essex Fells Borough Clerk Essex Fells NJ 255 Roseland Avenue 07021 973-226-3400

Fairfield Clerk Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2715

Irvington Clerk Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6677

Livingston Clerk Livingston NJ 357 South Livingston Avenue 07039 973-535-7965

Millburn Clerk Millburn NJ 435 Essex St 07041 973-564-7065

Nutley Town Clerk Nutley NJ 1 Kennedy Drive 07110 973-284-4955

Orange City Clerk City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4000

Verona Township Clerk Verona NJ 880 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4772


Essex County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Essex County, NJ. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Essex County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Essex County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Bloomfield Department Of Health And Human Services Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4024

Bloomfield Health Department Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4024

Caldwell Health Department Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4623

East Orange Health Department East Orange NJ 143 New Street 07017 973-266-5481

Essex County Health Department Newark NJ 115 Clifton Avenue 07104 973-497-9401

Essex Regional Health Commission West Orange NJ 2 Babcock Place 07052 973-325-3212

Fairfield Health Department Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Rd 07004 973-882-2728

Irvington Health Department Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square West 07111 973-399-6644

Irvington Township Health Department Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6797

Livingston Health Department Livingston NJ 204 Hillside Avenue 07039 973-535-2642

Livingston Health Department Livingston NJ 357 South Livingston Avenue 07039 973-535-7963

Maplewood Health Department Maplewood NJ 574 Valley Street 07040 973-762-8120

Montclair Health Department Montclair NJ 205 Claremont Avenue 07042 973-509-4970

Newark Department Of Child And Family Well Being Newark NJ 110 William Street 07102 973-733-7592

Newark Health Department Newark NJ 153 Halsey Street 07102 973-648-7500

Nutley Health Department Nutley NJ 149 Chestnut Street 07110 973-284-4976

Orange Health Department City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4069

Township Of South Orange Health Department South Orange NJ 101 South Orange Avenue 07079 973-378-7715

Township Of West Orange Health Department West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4124

Verona Township Health Department Verona NJ 25 Grove Avenue 07044 973-857-4800

West Caldwell Health Department West Caldwell NJ 30 Clinton Road 07006 973-226-2303


Essex County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Essex County, NJ. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Essex County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Essex County Medical Examiner & Coroner Newark NJ 325 Norfolk Street 07103 973-648-7259

Hudson County Medical Examiner & Coroner Newark NJ 325 Norfolk Street 07103 973-648-7259

Passaic County Medical Examiner & Coroner Newark NJ 325 Norfolk Street 07103 973-648-7259

Somerset County Medical Examiner & Coroner Newark NJ 325 Norfolk Street 07103 973-648-7259


Essex County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Essex County, NJ. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Essex County vital records. You can find Essex County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Belleville Town Hall Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3300

East Orange City Hall East Orange NJ 44 City Hall Plaza 07017 973-266-5100

Millburn Township Town Hall Millburn NJ 375 Millburn Ave 07041 973-564-7073

Newark City Hall Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-3600

Orange City Hall City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4000

Verona Township Town Hall Verona NJ 600 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4767

West Orange Town Hall West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4000