ServicesVital Statistics

Vital Statistics

 

Registrar:                  JoAnn Panzarino

Phone:                       201-943-3687
Deputy Registrar:        Diane T. Testa
Phone:                      201-943-3300
 
Address:                      53 Grant Street, Fairview, NJ 07621
E-Mail:                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours:                         8:30AM-4:30PM (except holidays)

 

Obtaining Vital Records

Departments & Offices Health & Vital Statistics

OBTAINING BIRTH, MARRIAGE, CIVIL UNION, DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR DEATH CERTIFICATES
Birth, Marriage, Civil Union, Domestic Partnership or Death Certificates are available from the Fairview Department of Health if any of the above mentioned events occurred in Fairview.
A State or local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age, to a State or federal agency for official purposes, pursuant to court order or under other emergent circumstances as determined by the Commissioner.

FEES
The cost of all vital records is $15 per copy. Payable by check or money order.

- Mail requests are also accepted (money order or check payments only). 
- Two forms of I.D. are required for mail requests. Required information is the type of certificate being requested, full name of the person(s) on the certificate, the date of the event (birth, marriage or death). 
- Father's name and Mother's maiden name are required for birth certificates.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

A valid photo driver's license or photo non-driver's license.

OR
A valid driver's license without photo and an alternate form of ID with current address.

OR
Two alternate forms of ID with current address.
Alternate Forms of ID:

. Vehicle registration 
. Insurance card
. Voter registration
. Passport
. Green card
. County ID
. School ID
. Utility bill (within the previous 90 days)
. Bank Statement (within previous 90 days) 
. Tax Return for current or previous year

Vital records can also be obtained through the State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics athttp://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/ 

* You can download the Application for a Certification or a Certified copy of a Vital Record from here.

Obtaining Marriage Licenses

This should be done no more than 30 days before and no less than 72
hours before the ceremony.

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.  An appointment is necessary.

The marriage license application can be accessed on the Web at:http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/forms.shtml

What you should bring with you when you apply for your marriage license: 
1. If you are divorced, have had a previous civil union dissolved, domestic partnership terminated or have had a civil union annulled,
please bring the decree(s) or the civil annulment documents.
2. If your former spouse/civil union or domestic partner is  deceased, please bring the death certificate,
3. A copy of your birth certificate, driver's license, passport or state I.D.
4. Proof of your residency.
5. Your social security card or social security number.* 
6. A witness, 18 years of age or older.
7. The $28 application fee.

*Your social security number is required by law and will be kept confidential.
Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

APPLICATION FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE:

Where application shall be made:
1. You may apply in the New Jersey municipality in which either person resides. The license is valid throughout the state.
2. If neither applicant lives in New Jersey, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage will be performed. The license is only valid in the issuing municipality.
The marriage license application can be accessed on the Web at: 
http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/marriage.htm

Do not sign the marriage application prior to going to the Municipal
Registrar. You must sign the application, while under oath, in the 
presence of the issuing authority.

Requirements for entering into a Marriage:
For two persons to establish a Marriage in this State, it shall be necessary that they satisfy all of the following criteria:

a. Not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage in this State or recognized by this State;
b. Be of the opposite sex ; and
c. Be at least 18 years of age, except that applicants under the age of 18 may enter into a Marriage with parental consent. Applicants under the age of 16 must obtain parental consent and have the consent approve in writing by any judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family part.

Obtaining Civil Union Licenses

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.  Appointment is necessary.

Do not sign the civil union application form before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, while under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.

The Civil Union application can be accessed on the Web at:http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/forms.shtml

Requirements for entering into a Civil Union:

For two people to establish a civil union in New Jersey, they must satisfy all of the following requirements:
a. Not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage in this state or that is recognized by this state*; 
b. Be of the same sex ; and
c. Be at least 18 years of age, except that applicants under 18 may enter into a civil union with parental consent. Applicants under age 16 must obtain parental consent and have the consent approved in writing by any judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part.

* Same sex couples who meet the above requirements and are registered as domestic partners may enter into a civil union with the same person without terminating their domestic partnership first. If the domestic partnership was registered in New Jersey, it automatically terminates when the civil union is registered. If the domestic partnership was registered in another state, that state's laws determine the impact on the domestic partnership. A couple that has previously entered into a civil union or a same-sex marriage shall apply for a Reaffirmation of Civil Union License.

WHERE TO APPLY 
1. You may apply in the New Jersey municipality in which either person resides. The license is valid throughout the state.
2. If neither applicant lives in New Jersey, submit the application in the municipality where the civil union ceremony will be performed.
The license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

What you should bring with you when you apply for a Civil Union license:

1. If you are divorced, have had a previous civil union dissolved, domestic partnership terminated or have had a civil union annulled,
please bring the decree(s) or the civil annulment documents.
2. If your former spouse/civil union or domestic partner is deceased, please bring the death certificate,
3. A copy of your birth certificate, driver's license, passport or state I.D.
4. Proof of your residency.
5. Your social security card or social security number.*
6. A witness, 18 years of age or older. 
7. The $28 application fee.

*Your social security number is required by law and will be kept confidential. Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Registering a Domestic Partnership

The Domestic Partnership Act became effective on July 10, 2004 and was amended by the Civil Union Act implemented on February 19, 2007.

Under the original Domestic Partnership Act same-sex couples age 18 or older and opposite-sex couples age 62 or older had to meet the requirements of the Act to register a Domestic Partnership. The implementation of the Civil Union Act amended this requirement such that effective February 19, 2007 same-sex or opposite-sex couples must be age 62 or older and meet the remaining eligibility requirements of the Domestic Partnership Act to register as Domestic Partners. Domestic Partnerships registered prior to February 19, 2007 are still valid and are afforded the rights and benefits of Domestic Partners.

Registering a Domestic Partnership

Applicants must obtain an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. The Affidavit must be completed and signed by both applicants at the same time, in the presence of a notary. The applicants must appear together to file with a Local Registrar of Vital Statistics at any municipality throughout the State and the required fee of $28 remitted. Domestic Partnerships are not considered registered until the Affidavit has been filed with the Local Registrar's Office and the Certificate of Domestic Partnership has been issued.

Each applicant must supply valid identification that establishes name, age, date of birth and proof of residency. This may be supplied by one or more documents issued by a government agency, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate, driver's license, military identification or state/county identification card. A registration or operator's license for any motorized vehicle that must be registered with the Motor Vehicle Commission will be accepted. Motorized vehicles include motorcycles, boats and motor homes, to name a few. A passport or county issued ID will establish identity. A mortgage, lease, tax records or utility bills will establish residency.

Eligibility Requirements for registering a Domestic Partnership

Couples must:
1. Share a common residence in New Jersey or any other jurisdiction provided that at least one of the applicants is a member of a New Jersey State-administered retirement system;
2. Both persons are jointly responsible for each other's common welfare as evidenced by joint financial arrangements or joint ownership of real or personal property;
3. Both persons agree to be jointly responsible for each other's basic living expenses during the domestic partnership;

4. Not be party to a marriage or civil union recognized by New Jersey law or a member of a domestic partnership with another individual;
5. Not be related to each other by blood or affinity up to and including the fourth degree of consanguinity(simply stated, individuals who are first cousins or more distantly related);
6. Chose to share each other's lives in a committed relationship of mutual caring;
7. Not have legally terminated another domestic partnership within the last 180 days. (This prohibition does not apply when the previous partnership ended due to the death of the other partner).

If the residence is outside the State of New Jersey, at least one of the applicants must provide proof of membership in a New Jersey State-administered retirement system by providing one of the following documents issued by the Division of Pensions and Benefits:

1. A Personal Benefits Statement from the current or previous year;
2. A 1099R from the current or previous year or
3. A Certificate of Pension Membership.

Filing of the documents

The Local Registrar in the municipality in which you register your Domestic Partnership will retain a copy of both the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and the Certificate of Domestic Partnership. These documents will also be retained at the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, Office of the State Registrar.

To show proof of a Registered Domestic Partnership, you must obtain a certified copy of the Certificate of Domestic Partnership. A certified copy can be obtained from either of these entities. To obtain a copy of the certificate, you must identify the date and location of the filing for the Domestic Partnership, and provide identification to establish your identity.

A listing of the current Local Registrars, their phone numbers and address can be found by accessing the following webpage http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/regbycnty.shtml

Terminating a Domestic Partnership

In order to end a Domestic Partnership, you must file a request for termination with the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey.
Following termination, you are responsible for notifying any entity that you had originally notified when you entered into the Domestic Partnership.

Licensing a Dog or Cat in Fairview

All dogs (7 months or older) and cats (6 months or older) kept within the Borough must be currently licensed. All such licenses expire at the end of each year and must be renewed the following January.

To be eligible for a license the dog or cat must have had at least one rabies immunization. That immunization must be valid through at least 11 months of the licensing period. (Through November).  Example: the dog rabies immunization expires in June of a given year. The license will not be renewed in January of that year unless the rabies immunization is updated so that it extends past the end of that year. Note: You may not wait to license the animal. The animal is still required to be licensed in January.

To obtain a license you must show proof that the dog or cat has a current rabies immunization by showing a copy of that immunization record issued by a licensed veterinarian.

Free rabies vaccination program is provided by the Health Department each January.

Download the form for a dog or cat license from here.

The Bergen County Animal Shelter has a free rabies vaccination program. More information can be obtained at www.co.bergen,nj.us/bcas

FEES

Dogs (spayed or neutered) $15, Guide dogs are fee exempt.

Dogs (unaltered) $20

Cats (spayed or neutered) $15

Cats (unaltered) $20

Fees may be paid in cash (in person only) or by check made payable to the Borough of Fairview.  Licenses that are not renewed by January 31st are subject to a summon.

 

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