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What are New Hampshire Vital Records?

New Hampshire Vital Records are the official records of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths in the state of New Hampshire, United States. These records are kept by the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration. Birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates can all be obtained from the Vital Records office.

The NH Division of Vital Records Administration maintains birth records of 100 years ago and before. Marriage, death, and divorce records from 50 years ago and more are also available at the Vital Records office.

The Department of Vital Records Administration has released new, web-based software that anyone may use to research Vital Records statistical data. The Vital Records Information Network web (NHVRINweb) is a real-time web-based data query system for accessing Vital Records statistical data.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire birth records

The state's office has documents dating back to 1631. NH birth certificates may be obtained from the state department or the city/town clerk in the town where the birth occurred.

Any city or town using the vital records software called NHVRIN may request their current records (births since 1982).

New Hampshire birth records are not open to the public until 100 years from the date of birth. Only the following people may request a copy of a New Hampshire birth certificate:

  • The person named on the certificate (or their parent, if the person is deceased).
  • A legal guardian of the person named on the certificate.
  • A direct descendant of the person named on the certificate.
  • The spouse of the person named on the certificate.
  • A representative of the person or group listed above with written authorization from the person named on the certificate.

To request a copy of a New Hampshire birth certificate, you should complete a Certificate Application Form and send it to the Division of Vital Records Administration with payment and photo ID. A copy of a New Hampshire birth certificate is $15, and additional copies cost $10 each.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:
The full name of the person on the certificate

  • The date of birth.
  • The place of birth.
  • The parents' full name(s).
  • Your relationship to the person on the certificate.

Important: All individuals requesting a certified record copy must present identification (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport). In the absence of acceptable identification, you should complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification.

For online orders, you can visit VitalChek or call them at 1-877-523-2659. VitalChek charges $23 - $35.50 per New Hampshire birth certificate. They accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

You may also mail your application with payment to:

NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
9 RATIFICATION WAY
CONCORD, NH 03301-2455

A check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. For any questions or for fee verification, you can call the office's telephone number at (603) 271-4651.

You may also request a copy of a birth certificate in New Hampshire in person by visiting their office. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Office Address:

71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone Numbers:
603-271-2236
603-271-2272 (fax)

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Death Certificate in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire death records

The state office has held records since 1654. NH death records may be obtained from the State Department or the city/town clerk in the town where the death occurred.

Any city or town using the vital records automated software called NHVRINmay request their current records (deaths since 1990).

New Hampshire death records are not open to the public until 50 years from the date of death. The following people may request a copy of a New Hampshire death certificate:

  • The person named on the certificate (or their parent, if the person is deceased).
  • A legal guardian of the person named on the certificate.
  • A direct descendant of the person named on the certificate.
  • The spouse of the person named on the certificate.
  • A representative of the person or group listed above with written authorization from the person named on the certificate.

To request a copy of a death certificate in New Hampshire, you should complete a Certificate Application form and send it to the Division of Vital Records Administration with payment and photo ID. A copy of a New Hampshire death certificate is $15, and additional copies cost $10 each.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the certificate.
  • The date of death.
  • The place of death.
  • The parents' full name(s).
  • Your relationship to the person on the certificate.

Important: All individuals requesting a certified copy of a record must present positive identification (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport). In the absence of acceptable identification, you should complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification.

For online orders, you can visit VitalChek or call them at 1-877-523-2659. VitalChek charges $23 - $55.50 per New Hampshire death certificate. They accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

You may also mail your application with payment to:

NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
9 RATIFICATION WAY
CONCORD, NH 03301-2455

A check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. For any questions or fee verification, you can call the office's telephone number at (603) 271-4651.

You may also request a copy of the death certificate in New Hampshire in person by visiting their office. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Office Address:

71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone Numbers:
603-271-2236
603-271-2272 (fax)

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire marriage records

The state office has held records since 1652. NH marriage records may be obtained from the state department or the city/town clerk in the town where the marriage occurred.

Any city or town using the vital records automated software called NHVRIN may request their current records (marriages since 1989).

New Hampshire marriage records are not open to the public until 50 years from the date of marriage. The following people may request a copy of a New Hampshire marriage certificate:

  • The married parties as listed on the certificate.
  • A legal guardian of either married party.
  • A direct descendant of either married party.
  • The spouse of either married party.
  • A legal representative of the person or group listed above with written authorization from any married party.

To request a copy of marriage records in New Hampshire, you should complete an Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate form and send it to the Division of Vital Records Administration with payment and photo ID. A copy of a New Hampshire marriage certificate is $15, and additional copies cost $10 each.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of both married parties.
  • The date of marriage.
  • The place of marriage.
  • Your relationship to the person on the certificate.

Important: All individuals requesting a certified copy of a record must present positive identification (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport). In the absence of acceptable identification, you should complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification.

For online orders, you can visit VitalChek or call them at 1-877-523-2659. VitalChek charges $23 - $25.50. They accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

You may also mail your application with payment to:

NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
9 RATIFICATION WAY
CONCORD, NH 03301-2455

A check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. For any questions or fee verification, you can call the office's telephone number at (603) 271-4651.

You may also request a copy of a marriage certificate in New Hampshire in person by visiting their office. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Office Address:

71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone Numbers:
603-271-2236
603-271-2272 (fax)

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire divorce records

NH divorce records may be obtained from the state office or clerk of the court in the county where the divorce was granted.

Any city or town using the vital records automated software called NHVRIN may request their current records (marriages since 1990). As with multiple other types of requests, applicants must submit a written request and a photo ID with a signature or notarized permission document authorizing access by non-direct or tangibly connected individuals.

NH divorce records are not open to the public until 50 years from the date of divorce.

Fees for a copy of a New Hampshire divorce certificate are $15, and additional copies cost $10 each. The following people may request a copy of a New Hampshire divorce certificate:

  • The divorced parties as listed on the certificate.
  • A legal guardian of either divorced party.
  • A direct descendant of either divorced party.
  • The spouse of either divorced party.
  • The attorneys representing any of the parties listed above.
  • A legal representative of the person or group listed above with written authorization from any divorced party.

To request a copy of divorce records in New Hampshire, you should complete an Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate Form and send it to the Division of Vital Records Administration with payment and photo ID. A copy of a New Hampshire divorce certificate is $15, and additional copies cost $10 each.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of both divorced parties.
  • The date of divorce.
  • The place of divorce.
  • Your relationship to the person on the certificate.

Important: All individuals requesting a certified copy of a record must present positive identification (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport). In the absence of acceptable identification, you should complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification.

For online orders, you can visit VitalChek or call them at 1-877-523-2659. VitalChek charges $25.50, not including the cost of shipping the certificate. They accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

You may also mail your application with payment to:

NH DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
9 RATIFICATION WAY
CONCORD, NH 03301-2455

A check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. For any questions or fee verification, you can call the office's telephone number at (603) 271-4651.

You may also request a copy of the divorce certificate in New Hampshire in person by visiting their office. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Office Address:

71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone Numbers:
603-271-2236
603-271-2272 (fax)

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