How to Request a Certified Copy of Birth, Death, Divorce or Marriage Record:
The City Clerk’s Office issues certified copies of birth, death and marriage records to immediate family members by blood or marriage** for events that occurred in the State of New Hampshire. Access to vital records can also be given to an individual who has a direct and tangible interest as defined by New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules He-P7009.01 (per RSA 541-A).
**Definition of Immediate Family: Mother, Father, son, daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, great-grandmother, great-grandfather, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or any spouse of divorced or legally separated person or person whose former marriage has been annulled. It shall not include cousins.
The following records can be obtained from any City/Town office in New Hampshire:
Births, deaths and marriages occurring in New Hampshire prior to the above mentioned dates need to be obtained at the City/Town Office where the event occurred. (NOTE: in case of marriage records-they are maintained in the town/city where the license was issued, NOT where the marriage took place).
A $15.00 fee applies for the issuance of one certified copy of a vital record; additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time are $10.00 each. Please be aware that New Hampshire law requires that a nonrefundable search fee of $15.00 be collected for each record requested. If the record is located and you meet eligibility requirements, you will be issued the requested number of certified copies of that record. Vital Records may be requested in person at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours; by mail or online by clicking here. When requesting by mail please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please note that a valid photo ID is required in order to process your request. Check or money order made payable to: City of Claremont.