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Reporting Fraud (involving funds, including Food Stamps, administered by DHHS)
UBirth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates
For information on obtaining a certified or non-certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record from January 1, 1892 to the present call the Vital Records office at 1-207-287-3181. Divorce records from 1892 through the present may be obtained at the same office. The fee for a certified copy is $15.00 and $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record received in the same order, $10.00 for non-certified (not a legal copy). Beginning July 1st, 2015 office hours are from 9-4, Monday through Friday.
Requestors must include a copy of your government issued photo ID and proof of your relationship to the record requested or a direct and legitimate interest in the record.
Birth, Death and Marriage records prior to 1892 are located at Maine State Archives, telephone 1-207-287-5790.
Checks or money orders should be made out to Treasurer - State of Maine. The mailing addresses are as follows:
|Vital Records Office
220 Capitol Street, SHS #11
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
|Maine State Archives
State House Complex, Station 84
Augusta, ME 04333-0084
If you would like to pay for your order with a credit card, you may order on-line at www.vitalchek.com or, you may telephone the VitalChek Network at the toll free number 1-877-523-2659 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have additional questions, e-mail the office. TTY: Maine relay 711
Day Care Rules and Applications
People interested in obtaining information about day care rules or applying to become a licensed day care provider should contact the Day Care Licensing Unit at 1-207-287-9300 or write to:
Day Care Licensing Unit
Augusta, ME 04333
To report abuse/neglect by a day care provider, call
1-800-452-1999. This is a 24 hour hotline.
TTY: (207) 287-5048
For further information concerning child care, visit the website of the Office of Child Care and Head Start.
Allegations of fraud or attempted fraud involving funds, including Food Stamps, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services should be sent to:
Fraud, Investigation and Recovery
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
The phone numbers for this office are 1-207-287-2409 and 1-866-348-1129. TTY: (207) 287-6948. Further questions can also be submitted by e-mail.