Forms for Obtaining a Vital Record:
- Vital Record Certificate Application
- Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification
New Hampshire vital records are considered to be private, and access to them is restricted by statute to those individuals who have a "direct and tangible interest" in the record. To view all of the disclosure limitations to our records, click on this link to our statute; RSA 5-C:9. Certain older records are exempted from these access restrictions. Birth records prior to 1909, and deaths, marriages and divorce records prior to 1959 are considered to have unrestricted access.
Individuals wishing to research these "genealogical" records may do so by visiting our "Genealogical Research Center" that is located at our site at 71 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301. Alternatively, upon receipt of a completed application, positive identification and the required fee, Vital Records staff will research records for you.
The New Hampshire Heirloom Birth Certificate is 11 x 14 inches (suitable for framing) and is created from the original artwork of NH artist Karen Holman and is now being offered at a cost of $25.00 through the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration. The Heirloom Birth Certificate is available to all New Hampshire-born citizens that were born between the years of 1948 to the present. The recipient of the certificate must be able to meet New Hampshire’s access requirements. If you are not eligible to obtain a record for a friend or loved one, you may purchase a gift certificate entitling the eligible recipient to receive a copy. We are located at:
71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301-2410
You may request an Heirloom Certificate by mail at the address above, or in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
This certificate would make a great gift for many occasions such as:
- Family Celebrations