Requesting a Vital Record

State Raises Vital Records Fees Effective July 1, 2010
As of July 1st, the fee for issuing a certified copy of a birth, death, marriage, or divorce record will be $15. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time will be $10. Revenues from the increased fees go to the state's general fund; they are not city revenues.

Application & Search Fee
In order to obtain certified copies of Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages or civil unions), you must complete an application to the City Clerk and pay a state search fee. This fee is payable whether or not a record is found, so be sure when requesting the record, you are providing accurate information.  If the record you are requesting falls outside of the dates shown below, you will need to apply for the record where the event occurred or through the NH Bureau of Vital Records. Search fees for the issuance of birth, death, marriage and civil union records are set by state law, not the local city or town clerk (RSA 5-C:10). 

Identification
Effective January 1, 2005, all individuals requesting a certified copy of a vital record (birth, marriage, or death record, pursuant to RSA 5:C-16) must present positive identification including, but not limited to, a driver’s license, passport or other picture identification or, in the absence of acceptable picture identification, shall complete the form “Documentation Evidence for Individuals not Possessing an Acceptable Picture Identification (PDF).”

If ordering by mail, you must include the request form as well as a photocopy of your identification or the form, “Documentation Evidence for Individuals not Possessing an Acceptable Picture Identification (PDF)” along with photocopies of the supporting documentation required with that form. Mail-in orders without positive identification will be returned without having been processed.

Applying For a Copy Of a Vital Record Online
The Nashua City Clerk's Office accepts cash or check, only. The office can not accept payment by credit card or debit card and, therefore, cannot accept payment for requests submitted by email, fax, or telephone. However, the City Clerk's Office can accommodate online orders for certified copies of vital records, for events that occurred in Nashua, using VitalChek, an independent company that it has partnered with to provide you this service. Additionally, VitalChek can provide expedited service for speedy receipt of your certificate. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using their services, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. For further information, contact the Nashua City Clerk's Office at 603-589-3010.