Frequently Asked Questions / Frequently Requested Information

Obtaining Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates   Obtaining Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates

Day Care Rules / Applications   Day Care Rules / Applications

Reporting Fraud   Reporting Fraud (involving funds, including Food Stamps, administered by DHHS)

Submit Your Child Support Question(s)   Submit your Child Support Question(s)

Submit your Welfare Question(s)   Submit your Welfare Question(s)


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 External site disclaimeror, 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
Maine DHHS
Station 11
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.


Reporting Fraud

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
Whitten Road
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.