Vital Records

 (Certified Copies of a Birth, Death, or Marriage Record)

Copies of vital records will be given to: 

The individual to whom the record belongs or to immediate family members. Immediate family members are:

  • Mother
  • Father 
  • Spouse
  • Child 
  • Sibling 
  • Step Parent
  • Grandparents
  • Foster Parents 
  • Aunt 
  • Uncle

Requesting certified copies in person:

  • Obtain copies of birth, death, or marriage records from the office of the City Clerk. 
  • The birth or death must have occurred in Keene.
  • Marriage records are maintained in the town or city where the application for a license occurred. 
  • The charge is $15.00 for making a search. 
  • This includes payment for the issuance of a certified copy. 
  • Additional copies ordered at the same time for the same record are $10.00.
  • Be prepared to confirm your identity with picture identification.
  • Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Requesting certified copies through the mail:

When requesting by mail include a bank check or money order payable to the City of Keene and a photocopy of picture identification to confirm your identity, along with the following:

For Birth Certificates, supply a written request including:

For Marriage Certificates, supply a written request including:

For Death Certificates, supply a written request including:

Mail the written request including all pertinent information and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

City Clerk's Office
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431

If you do not have any photo identification please call for further information. You may contact the City Clerk at:  603-352-0133.

If time is of the essence:

  • Request a certified copy of a vital record occurring in the State of New Hampshire by contacting the Bureau of Vital Records in Concord, NH.
  • If you use a Master Card or VISA Card, the Bureau can accommodate your request  without waiting for advance payment and mail overnight for an additional charge.
  • The Bureau will require that you fax them a copy of your picture i.d. to confirm identity.
  • Obtain further information by calling the Bureau of Vital Records at 603-271-4650.