Borough of Franklin
Registrar of Vital Statistics
46 Main Street
Franklin, NJ 07416
Robin Hough, Registrar
Phone: 973/827-9280X100 Fax: 973/827-9279
The Registrar of Vital Statistics is responsible for registering all births, marriages, deaths, domestic partnerships and civil unions that occurred within the Borough.
Instructions for Filling out the application request for a certified copy.
Application for a Non-Genealogical Certification or certified copy of a Vital Record.
Entering into a marriage or Civil Union in New Jersey (English and Espanol)
Frequently Asked Questions – Marriage
Frequently Asked Questions – Same Sex Marriage
AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE CAUSE OF DEATH
CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH
To obtain certified copies, you may mail your request form or call the office to make arrangements to pick up a copy in person.
The fee for all certified copies is $10.00 for each copy. You should make your check or money order payable to “Franklin Borough”. Do not send cash through the mail. Mail request form, fee, copy of ID and a self addressed stamped envelope to the Registrar at the above address.
There are specific individuals who can obtain a Vital Record:
- The subject of legal age.
- The parents of the subject.
- A brother or sister of legal age with proof of the relationship.
- The spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, the child and grandchild of legal age showing proof of the relationship.
- The legal guardian or legal representative with court documentation.
Death Certificates will not include cause of death unless a notarized Authorization to Release Cause of Death Form is submitted along with the Request for Vital Record.
For all certified copies, proper identification is required. A valid photo driver’s license showing your current address and signature, or two of the following documents must be provided:
- A non-photo drivers license
- A vehicle registration
- A vehicle insurance card
- A county ID
- A passport, voter registration, school ID or a utility bill received within the last three months.
If you are not sure of the exact location that the birth, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or death occurred you may contact the NJ State Registrar’s Office for certified copies of the document at 866-649-8726 or visit the website at www.state.nj.us/health/vital to order a vital record.