Vital Statistics Office
Cheri Morris, Registrar 973-635-0674 X 214
Chatham Borough officials perform marriage ceremonies if arrangements are made in advance. The Mayor may be contacted at 973-635-0674 x 213. You may also contact the Morris County Clerk at 973-285-6120 and arrange for a ceremony at the Morris County Courthouse
Certified copies of Birth Certificates are issued only for births that have taken place in Chatham Borough. If a Chatham Borough resident gives birth in a local hospital the certified copies must be obtained in the municipality where the hospital is located.
Certified copies of Death Certificates are issued by this office only for deaths that take place in Chatham Borough. In the event an original Death Certificate was obtained from this office by our local funeral director, any additional certificates must be obtained in the municipality where the death occurred.
Individuals requesting a record of Birth, Death or Marriage must provide exact information on a form provided by the Borough of Chatham. The relationship between the requestor and the person named on the form provided will be the determining factor in deciding whether the Registrar issues a Certified Copy of the record.
· Exact names as recorded on record.
· Exact place where event occurred.
· Exact date of the event. – Multiple years will not be searched.
· Birth – Exact Mother’s Maiden Name/Exact Fathers Name.
· Death – Exact Name
In addition to the above information you must provide a Photo ID with an address or one (1) additional form of ID with address or two (2) alternate forms of ID such as Non-Photo Drivers License, Vehicle Registration Insurance Card, Voter Registration, Passport, Green Card, County ID, School ID, or Utility Bill.
The cost of certified copies of any records is $15.00 (effective January 4, 2016). The application must be filled out and returned with the require identification. Cash, Checks or Money Orders made payable to the Borough of Chatham are acceptable.