Data, Research and Vital Statistics
Maine Vital Records - Order Records
Welcome to the Vital Records Unit. We physically house the Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death records from 1923 to the present. Maine officially started keeping these records in 1892. Records from 1892 through 1922 are physically housed and can be obtained from the Maine State Archives .
There are three ways to order a record from Vital Records.
- Walk-in request with payment by cash or check. Vital Records is located at 220 Capitol Street in Augusta, Maine.
- Written request through the mail with payment by check or money order. Please enclose a copy of your photo ID and a long, self-addressed, STAMPED envelope with your request.
- Maine Vital Records does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.com, or by phone at 1-877-523-2659. An additional fee to expedite your order is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
To contact Vital Records, please call (207) 287-3181, or toll-free at 1-888-664-9491.