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Vital records office offerings may be limited by date and type of certificate. If you need a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce certificate, contact Paterson Division of Health before you apply to make sure they can assist you. If they cannot provide the documents that you require, you will need to use our directory to choose a different vital records office in your state.
Processing times, fees, and wait times vary by location. To ensure you receive the documents you need, it is recommended that you fill out all required documents before visiting Paterson Division of Health. We also suggest arriving early to avoid long lines. You will likely need to provide a government-issued photo ID and a utility bill or mortgage statement verifying your address, along with your completed application form.
Each state has its own vital record issuance policies. So you may receive your certificate copies by mail or in-person at your appointment. To determine your expected wait time, check this website.