Vital Records

Marriages, Births, Deaths, Divorces
  • New Hampshire vital records are considered to be private and access to them is restricted by statute to those individuals who have a "direct and tangible interest" in the record.  To view all of the disclosure limitations to our records, click on this link to our statute: RSA 5-C:9 Certain older records are exempted from these access restrictions:  "Birth records more than 100 years old and death, marriage, and divorce records more than 50 years old shall be considered part of the public domain."  (RSA 5-C:105).
  • In order to obtain certified copies of Vital Records, you must complete an application  and pay a search fee.  The current fee is $15.  This fee is payable whether or not a record is found.    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 id.“

Copies of Vital Record  available at any New Hampshire Town Clerk’s office are:

RecordYears Available
Birth Certificate1935 - Present (except 1949 & 1950)
Death Certificate1965 - Present
Marriage Certificate1960 - Present
Divorce Certificate1979 - Present

Copies prior to these dates  must be requested from the town in which the event occurred or from the State Vital Records - 71 Fruit Street, Concord.