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Birth Certificates

Birth records on file in the City Clerk's office date back to 1728. Records 100 years old and older are public records. All records less than 100 years old are only available by request to the person named on the record or to a close relative.

Where do I obtain a copy of my Birth Certificate?

If you were born in the State of Rhode Island after 1960 you may obtain your birth certificate from any City or Town in Rhode Island, as well as from the RI Department of Health Vital Records.
If you were born prior to 1960 and were born in the City of Pawtucket, or if you were born in Rhode Island and your mother lived in Pawtucket at the time of birth, you may obtain your birth certificate in the

City Clerk's Office:
137 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

or you may obtain your birth certificate at the

RI Department of Health, Vital Records:
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (401) 222-2812

or you may request a copy online

Vital Records

How to Obtain a Copy of your Birth Certificate:

Enter the City Clerk's Office, Room 301 and present a picture identification of yourself

or

Mail request with the following information:

  • Copy of a picture identification of yourself
  • State full name and date of birth for certificate, enclose photocopy of your photo ID.
  • State father's name and mother's maiden name
  • Enclose check payable to the "City of Pawtucket"
  • If request is for certificate other than your own, follow the above steps and also state your relationship to that person.
  • Mail request to: City Clerk's Office, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Cost:

In Person:

$22.00 for the first certificate and $18.00 for each additional certificate, of the same record, when ordered simultaneously.

By Mail or Online*:

$25.00 for the first certificate and $18.00 for each additional certificate, of the same record, when ordered simultaneously.

*Online requests have an additional $5 surcharge charged by a 3rd party for using credit card

 

What if I was born in another State?
If you were born in another state and need a copy of your birth certificate, please go to the National Center for Health Statistics publication Where to Write for Vital Records (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm), an alphabetical directory of State and territory information, or inquire at the city or town clerk’s office.

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