Obtaining Certified Copies of Vital Records

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    The application form for requesting a certified copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or civil union is available below: 

    Certificate Application** 

    Submit the completed application (with payment in U.S. funds ONLY and photo identification) to:

    NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
    REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
    71 SOUTH FRUIT STREET
    CONCORD, NH  03301-2410


    In addition to all 234 local City and Town Clerks, the Division of Vital Records Administration (DVRA) issues certified copies of birth, death, marriage, divorce and civil union certificates to qualified individuals and agencies that provide a "direct and tangible" interest in obtaining a record.  Click here to find out about your access rights to our records.

    In order to obtain certified copies of Vital Records, you must complete the above application and send it to the DVRA or visit your local City or Town Clerk and pay a search fee.  The current fee is $15, plus any additional expenses incurred for credit card transactions.  This fee is payable whether or not a record is found.  Alternative pricing may be made for state agencies and federal government agencies for non-certified copies or verification of vital events.  Additional copies of the same record issued at the same time are $10.

    All individuals requesting a certified copy of a record (RSA 5-C:102, VI) must present positive identification including, but not limited to, a driver's license, passport or other picture identification or in the absence of acceptable picture identification shall complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification.

    **Note:  Click on the file to open it in Adobe Reader.  The file can be filled out online, then printed or saved to your computer for printing later.  To download the file, right click on the icon and choose "Save Target As ....." (in Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As...." (in Firefox).  If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, it is available for free; download by clicking here; the Adobe website will open in a new window.