Vital Records FAQs

How do I obtain a marriage license?

Both parties must come into the office together to apply for the marriage license. The fee is $45. You will also need to bring some identification: driver license, passport, or birth certificate. The license is good for 90 days. There is no waiting period. If either party has been married before, we will need proof of how the marriage ended: death certificate, divorce decree, or annulment certificate.


How do I get a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate?

You need to make a your request in writing either by mail or in person. You must be a member of the immediate family (no cousins) or have a direct and tangible interest in the record. The cost of the certified copy is $15 for the first copy and $10 for any subsequent copies ordered at the time for the same person. You will need to give the name(s) of the registrant(s) and approximate date of the event. You must also state your relationship or your interest in the record. New Hampshire state law requires identification when requesting a certified record or search. You will need to send a copy of your picture ID when requesting a record by mail or show picture ID when you come in.