Vital Statistics Records

Access to Vital Records

Vital Records are not considered to be public records in the State of New Hampshire. Records can only be issued to the individual to whom the record belongs or immediate family members. Immediate family members include: Parents, Step-Parents, Spouse, Sibling, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle. We cannot issue to cousins, in-laws or other parties without proof of tangible interest. (For example, a legal guardian can obtain a record with proof of guardianship.)

Photo identification is required of the person requesting the vital record. If you do not have photo identification, please contact our office for further instructions.

Records/Certificates Available

We provide the following certificates:

Marriage Certificates

Please confirm that you applied for your marriage license with the Town Clerks office in Windham, records available include 1960 until present day.

Marriages prior to 1960 will need to be obtained from the town or city where the marriage license was applied for, not where the marriage took place.

Death Certificates

Records available include 1965 until present day.  Please note, if you are a Funeral Director, or requesting for a Funeral Home, it is strongly recommended that you request records through our online services.  To do so, please go to:  EB2Gov VitalRecordRequest  

Births and deaths prior to the above mentioned dates need to be obtained from the town where the event occurred.

Birth Certificate

The birth needs to occur in New Hampshire. Records available include 1935 (except 1949 and 1959) until present day.

Births and deaths prior to the above mentioned dates need to be obtained from the town where the event occurred.

Divorce decrees

The divorce needs to have occurred in New Hampshire. Records include from year 1979 until present day (within 6 months of current date).


You can obtain certified copies of any vital record, at a cost of $15 for the first copy and $10/each for subsequent copies. Checks, money orders, or cashiers checks can be accepted through the mail. We can not take payment over the phone. Please be sure to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, properly completed Application for a Certified Copy of a Vital Record (PDF) (marriage, birth, death, divorce) and a copy of your driver's license.

Online Requests

We can now process any vital record request online by visiting the Windham EB2Gove Payment Service website.