- 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:
|Birth Certificate||1935 - Present (except 1949 & 1950)|
|Death Certificate||1965 - Present|
|Marriage Certificate||1960 - Present|
|Divorce Certificate||1979 - 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.