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Rhode Island Public Records

Use this page to find public records as well as local information from local county and city sources. Find information such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage and divorce decrees, adoption records, property ownership and property tax values.

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Certificate Information

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)

Adoption Records

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
(401) 458-3290

Voluntary Registration Application and Affidavit (PDF)

Property Records

Property information for Rhode Island is maintained by a mixture of local governments. In some cases the city or town in which the parcel resides handles all information through it's assessment department while some a county agency will handle the records. Most cities and towns use a unified system to handle all assessor data.

Warwick Assessors Online Database
Charlestown Assessors Online Database
East Providence Assessors Online Database
Jamestown Assessors Online Database
Johnston Assessors Online Database
Little Compton Assessors Online Database
Middletown Assessors Online Database
Narragansett Assessors Online Database
Newport Assessors Online Database
New Shoreham Assessors Online Database
North Kingstown Assessors Online Database
North Smithfield Assessors Online Database
Pawtucket Assessors Online Database
Portsmouth Assessors Online Database
Richmond Assessors Online Database
Smithfield Assessors Online Database
South Kingstown Assessors Online Database
Warwick Assessors Online Database
Westerly Assessors Online Database
Woonsocket Assessors Online Database

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