Vital Statistics and Licensing

Registrar Dawn De Lorenzo
Deputy Registrar Gerard Ciandella

Hoboken Health Department
124 Grand Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hours: M-F, 9 am – 3:45 pm
Phone: (201) 420-2040
Fax: (201) 420-2052

This office serves as a local branch of the NJ Department of Vital Statistics and is responsible for maintaining and distributing licenses and certificates. Please call our office before you stop by, so we can confirm that you have all the necessary documentation to obtain whatever you seek. Since our records contain sensitive personal information, they are not available for open public searches. You can find out more about this protected class of information from the NJ Department of Health. We do not handle social security, divorce, or passports.

To apply for or get a copy of a vital record, you must submit:

  • A completed application
  • A copy of the proof(s) of your identity
  • The correct fee
  • Proof of your relationship to the person listed on the vital record you are requesting
  • Request for Certificates can be found HERE. ***NOTE:You can pick up at the office or print out the form.

Birth Certificates

Fee: $10 Cash or Money Order

Death Certificates

Fee: $10 Money Order

Marriage Certificates

Fee: $10 Money Order
Call 201-420-2040 for questions or instructions

Marriage or Civil Union Licenses

Fee: $28 Cash
Instructions / Application

Business Licenses

New businesses should contact this office to determine if they need to complete a business application. All other businesses will be mailed annual renewals. Business Check or Cash is acceptable.

Dog Licenses

All Dogs in the City of Hoboken must possess a dog license and maintain it annually. Fee: $10 Spayed/Neutered, $14 Not Spayed/Neutered. We accept Cash and Personal Check.

NOTE: 2016 licenses do not need to be renewed until May 1, 2017 (applications submitted before May 1 will expire on April 30). Any renewals received after May 31, 2017 will be subjected to a $5.00 late fee.


Apostille Seal

All Apostille Seals are handled at the state level. Please go to their website for further assistance. New Jersey Department of Vital Statistics