Certified Copy of Vital Records

Requesting a Record


To request a Vital Record via Mail, access the Application for a Vital Records Certificate (PDF).

Protecting Integrity of Vital Records


In order to protect the integrity of vital records, to ensure their proper use, and to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the system of vital statistics, the registrar or the custodian of permanent local records shall not permit inspection of, or disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record unless he or she is satisfied that the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in such record.

Immediate Family


The applicant, a member of his or her immediate family, his or her guardian or respective legal representatives shall be considered to have a direct and tangible interest when information is need for determination or protection of a personal property right.

“Immediate Family” means: a person related either by blood or marriage and includes the following: mother, father, son daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, great-grandchild, step-parents, step-children, aunt, uncles, nephews and nieces (no cousins).

Non-Restricted Records


  • Birth - Prior to 1908
  • Death - Prior to 1958
  • Marriage - Prior to 1958
  • Divorce - Prior to 1958

Restricted Records


  • Birth - 1909 to Present
  • Death - 1959 to Present
  • Marriage - 1959 to Present
  • Divorce - 1959 to Present
certificate sample
This is a sample of a New Hampshire Vital Record. Click on the record to download a vital record application.