The Office of Vital Records/Registrar maintains records on births, deaths, and marriages within the City of Providence. We also provide certified copies of these records and are 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 Records at 25 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903.
NOTE: All mail-in applications require you to attach a photocopy of a valid government-issued picture ID.
Payment may be made by check or money order (payable to “City of Providence”) or by credit card.
If born after 1960 – a certified copy of your birth certificate can be obtained at any city or town hall in the State of Rhode Island.
- Marriage License: $24.00
- Marriage Certificate: $22.00 (walk-in) / $25.00 (mail-in)
- Death Certificate: $22.00 (walk-in) / $25.00 (mail-in)
- Birth Certificate: $22.00 (walk-in) / $25.00 (mail-in)