South Hackensack maintains records of births, marriages and deaths that occur in South Hackensack. If you are looking for something that did not occur in South Hackensack, visit the CDC website for additional assistance..
Vital records for events that did occur in South Hackensack may be purchased by mail or over the counter in the Administrative Office. Certified copies of vital records may only be obtained by “Qualified Applicants”.
Who Are Qualified Applicants?
Births: To qualify for a certified copy of a birth record the applicant must be the subject of record, the records subject’s parent, current spouse of the subject, child of the subject, grandchild of the subject, brother or sister of the subject, legal guardian of the subject or authorized legal representative of the subject.
Marriages: To qualify for a certified copy of a marriage record the applicant must be the bride or groom listed on the record, the record subject’s parents, children of the subjects, grandchildren of the subjects, brother or sister of the subjects, legal guardian of the subjects or authorized legal representative of the subjects.
Deaths: To qualify for a certified copy of a death record the applicant must be the surviving spouse of the subject on the record, subject’s parents, children of the subject, grandchildren of the subject, brother or sister of the subject, legal guardian of the subject or authorized legal representative of the subject. Death record applicants who need to have a certified copy of a death record which includes the cause or causes of death, must also submit a properly completed cause of death release form.
Identification: Vital record applications must be completed in full and submitted with acceptable identification. A government issued photo ID is preferred. Identification must include the address of the applicant. Mail request will only be sent to a return address that is the same as the address that is listed on the identification presented. Two forms of identification will be acceptable in lieu of a government issued photo identification with address. Both forms must show the applicants address, which must be the same as the return address for the mail. Examples of acceptable non-photo identification are non-photo driver’s license, motor vehicle registration card, motor vehicle insurance card, voter registration card, utility bills, or county identification card. In instances where the applicant’s relationship to the subject of the record is not demonstrated by information on the record being requested additional documentation of that relationship, such as a certified copy of marriage, is required and should be submitted with the application. Identification purchased from private non-government companies are not acceptable for vital record transactions.
Application: Application forms are available on the website All applicable sections of the application must be fully completed. Complete the section of the application form that applies to the type of record that you are requesting. When entering names, it is important that you include exact information, full dates and full and complete legal names. Middle names must be completely spelled out, with no use of initials.
Fees and Payment: The fee for a certified copy of a record is $10.00 for one copy and $5.00 for each additional copy. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Township of South Hackensack. Request on personal checks may delay mailing.