Requesting a Vital Record

Birth/Death/Marriage

Maine is a closed record State. Individuals requesting a certified copy of a vital record must complete a written request or application, provide acceptable identification, and depending on the record requested, may have to demonstrate their direct and legitimate interest and/or lineage.

How to Order Maine Vital Records:

Obtaining a Vital Record from the Town of Ashland 
The cost for a certified copy of a vital record is $15.00 and $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record. The cost for a non-certified copy of a vital record is $10.00 and is stamped "not for legal purposes". Individuals not listed on the record must prove relationship or demonstrate a direct and legitimate interest in the requested record.
Mail a written request with payment by check or money order. Please enclose a copy of your photo ID and a self-addressed, STAMPED envelope with your request.
Email a Written Request with phone Number included for the office to be able to call you to process a payment over the phone with a credit card, or to set up another way of payment. Vital Record will be mailed to you unless other arrangements have been made.

Ordering a Birth Record   - FORM HERE
To fulfill your request, the following information is needed:
1. Name on the birth record.
2. Date of birth.
3. Name of city/town the birth occurred in.
4. The names of the parents - please use the mother's maiden name.
5. State your relationship to the name on the birth record being requested.
6. Please include a daytime telephone number.
7. Please make the check payable to: "Town of Ashland".

Ordering a Death Record - FORM HERE
To fulfill your request, the following information is needed:
1. Name of the decedent.
2. Date of death.
3. Name of city/town the death occurred in.
4. State your relationship to the name on the death record being requested.
5. Please include a daytime telephone number.
6. Please make the check payable to: " Town of Ashland ".

Ordering a Marriage Record - FORM HERE
To fulfill your request, the following information is needed:
1. Name of both parties (please provide names before first marriage)
2. Date of marriage.
3. Name of city/town the marriage occurred in.
4. Please include a daytime telephone number.
5. Please make the check payable to: " Town of Ashland ".