Certificate of Birth
The physician or midwife, in attendance at the time of birth, files the Birth Certificate with the registrar of the municipality where the birth occurred.
Certified Copy of Birth
Certified copies must be acquired where the incident occurred regardless of your place of residence. The New Jersey State Division of Vital Statistics also has all certificates on file. The fee for a certified copy of birth is $15 for each copy. No charge shall be made when copies of documents are required by a federal agency for use in determining the eligibility of a person to participate in benefits made available by the federal agency.