Essex County Birth Records

Search for Essex County NJ birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Essex County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Essex County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A New Jersey birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a NJ driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Essex County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

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 County Clerk Newark NJ 465 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard 07102 973-621-4920

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 Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Essex County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Essex County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Essex County New Jersey. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Essex County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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


The Essex County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the New Jersey, Essex County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Essex County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Essex County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a New Jersey State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Essex County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Caldwell Health Department West Caldwell NJ 30 Clinton Rd 07006 973-226-2300


Essex County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Essex County New Jersey, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Essex County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in New Jersey, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Cathedral Healthcare System Newark NJ 221 Chestnut Street 07105 973-690-3500

Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville NJ 1 Clara Maass Drive 07109 973-450-2000

Columbus Hospital Ltach Newark NJ 495 North 13th Street 07107 973-587-7777

East Orange General Hospital East Orange NJ 300 Central Avenue 07018 973-672-8400

Irvington General Hospital Irvington NJ 832 Chancellor Avenue 07111 973-399-6000

Mount Sinai Hospital Glen Ridge NJ 1 Bay Avenue 07028 212-241-6500

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark NJ 201 Lyons Avenue 07112 973-926-7000

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston NJ 94 Old Short Hills Road 07039 973-322-5000

Saint James Hospital Newark NJ 155 Jefferson Street 07105 973-465-2704

Saint Michael's Medical Center Newark NJ 111 Central Avenue 07102 973-877-5000

University Hospital Newark NJ 150 Bergen Street 07103 973-972-4300

VA Medical Center-East Orange: Dowling Matthew S MD East Orange NJ 385 Tremont Avenue 07018 973-676-1000


Essex County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Essex County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Essex County New Jersey. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Newark City Archive Newark NJ 295 Halsey Street 07102 973-733-5607

Newark City Birth Records Archive Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-6510