Vital Records


 

 

Department of State
Division of Vital Records Administration

Obtaining Certified Copies of Vital Records


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

Certificate Application

Send the completed application (with payment and photo identification) to:

NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
71 SOUTH FRUIT STREET
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 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 $10.00.

Effective January 1, 2005 all individuals requesting a certified copy of a record (pursuant to RSA 5-C:102, VI) must present positive identification, including, but not limited to, a  driverís 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. 

 

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