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General Information about Getting Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

The Office of Vital Statistics/Registrar maintains records on births, deaths, and marriages within the City of Providence. This department also provides certified copies of these records - for a fee - and is also responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses.

Application forms are available below (in PDF format) for you to download, fill out, and hand deliver or mail to the Department of Vital Statistics.

Fillable .pdf Forms


Required Documents

  • A copy of a valid picture ID MUST be submitted along with the application with all mail requests.

If you do not have a valid state ID, and are seeking a vital record, please bring any TWO (or any one item twice) from the list below. Attach a photocopy of BOTH documents to the application. Both documents must include the name and address of the applicant.

  • Utility Bills
  • Bank Statements
  • Car Registration
  • Copy of Income Tax Return
  • Pay Stub
  • Lease/Rental Agreement
  • Letter from Government Agency Requesting a Vital Record

Payment + Processing

Sorry, we only accept checks or money orders at this time. Cash is not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: City of Providence

Come in person: For fastest service, please fill out and bring your form in person to Providence City Hall, Room 104.

Or by mail: Fill out form and mail* with check to:
Providence City Hall
Office of Vital Statistics/Registrar
Room 104
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

*Please allow two weeks for processing by mail.


The Office of Vital Statistics is open:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Summer Hours are:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Phone: (401) 421-7740 Ext. 701





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