Vital Records

VITAL RECORDS

The office maintains and preserves vital records and issues certified copies of:

Birth records Marriage Records Death Records

State law requires anyone seeking copies of these records to submit an appropriate application form, proof of relationship, and proof of identification or interest. See the documents at right for instructions and application forms.

How do I obtain a marriage license? 
Maine residents must apply in the town/city where they reside. The parties must fill out forms in person at the Town Hall. If the parties reside in separate Maine towns, they may apply in either community. The license is valid for a period of 90 days from the date intentions are filed. The ceremony may be performed in any town or city in the State of Maine. Photo identification is required to obtain a marriage license, and the cost is $40.

Out-of-state residents may apply in any Maine town/city. They may then have the marriage ceremony in any town/city in Maine. The license is valid for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed. The Clerk’s office strongly recommends that out-of-state residents obtain the marriage license in the town where the marriage will take place.

If either party has previously been married, they must present the clerk with a certified copy of the divorce judgment ending the prior marriage or death certificate.

Where are Vital Records filed? 
Vital Records are stored at the Town Hall. Certified copies of vital records may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. A photo ID and proof of relationship are now required by state law in order to purchase copies. The cost is $15 for the first copy purchased, and $6 for any additional copies purchased at the same time.