The Rhode Island Department of Health manages, files and issues records for births, deaths and marriage records for the state.
Most records statewide are available at any cityor town clerk's office from 1960 to present. Each town and city also archives
all records for any record filed in that area. The state office has an electronic copy of all records in Rhode Island.
Search for records costs $20 dollars and includes one certified copy. All copies are electronic if issued from the state office.
Rush orders are available for and additional $7 dollar fee.
• Full LIst of Clerk Offices
• Birth Certificate Application Form(PDF)
• Death Certificate Application Form (PDF)
• Marriage Certificate Application Form (PDF)
Any adult age (25) adoptee born in Rhode Island can obtain a non certified copy of their original birth certificate. The search
will also display any voluntary contact information or medical history submitted by the birth family to the Rhode Island Family
Court - Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry.
State of Rhode Island Family Court
One Dorrance Plaza
Providence, R. I. 02903
• Voluntary Registration Application and Affidavit (PDF)