TN 82 (08-23)

GN 00308.076 Rhode Island Vital Records

A. Process

Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the Family Court where the divorce was granted. Marriage, birth and death records are available from the Town Clerk in the town or City Clerk in the city where the event took place.

B. Procedure - state sources

1. Address and field office (FO) code

Center for Vital Records

Simpson Hall

6 Harrington Road

Cranston, RI 02920

FO Code 072


The most up-to-date information for cost of copy and type of payment can be found on the State of Rhode Island Department of Health website. In addition, you can find Employer Identification Number (EIN) information here .

2. Remarks:

The State office no longer has an index of divorce records. Divorce records must be requested from the clerk of the Family Court that issued the decree.

Requests for birth certificates for illegitimate children must be accompanied by a consent statement signed by the subject individual (if 18 or over) or by the parent or guardian.

Expedited mail requests are processed within one week. Same day service is available in emergencies only by calling (401) 277-2812 and using a Visa charge card.

Can the FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth or death record? No.

Technicians requiring verification of vital records for the State of Rhode Island are to use the Electronic Verification of Vital Events (EVVE). If a certified record is needed, it can be requested directly from Rhode Island Center for Vital Records.

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GN 00308.076 - Rhode Island Vital Records - 08/09/2023
Batch run: 08/09/2023