Vital Records

 Certified Copies of a Birth, Death, or Marriage Record

Copies of vital records will be given to: 

The individual to whom the record belongs or to immediate family members. Immediate family members are:

  • Mother
  • Father 
  • Spouse
  • Child 
  • Sibling 
  • Step Parent
  • Grandparents
  • Foster Parents 
  • Aunt 
  • Uncle

Requesting certified copies in person:

  • Obtain copies of birth, death, or marriage records from the office of the City Clerk. 
  • The birth or death must have occurred in Keene.
  • Marriage records are maintained in the town or city where the application for a license occurred. 
  • The charge is $15.00 for making a search. 
  • This includes payment for the issuance of a certified copy. 
  • Additional copies ordered at the same time for the same record are $10.00.
  • Be prepared to confirm your identity with picture identification.
  • Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Requesting certified copies through the mail:

When requesting by mail include a bank check or money order payable to the City of Keene and a photocopy of picture identification to confirm your identity, along with the following:

For Birth Certificates, supply a written request including:

For Marriage Certificates, supply a written request including:

For Death Certificates, supply a written request including:

Mail the written request including all pertinent information and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

City Clerk's Office
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431

If you do not have any photo identification please call for further information. You may contact the City Clerk at:  603-352-0133.

If time is of the essence:

  • Request a certified copy of a vital record occurring in the State of New Hampshire by contacting the Bureau of Vital Records in Concord, NH.
  • If you use a Master Card or VISA Card, the Bureau can accommodate your request  without waiting for advance payment and mail overnight for an additional charge.
  • The Bureau will require that you fax them a copy of your picture i.d. to confirm identity.
  • Obtain further information by calling the Bureau of Vital Records at 603-271-4650.

RequestING A Vital Record ONLINE (Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate)

You may order a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage record online using your credit card through our only approved Internet ordering service, VitalChek Network Inc.

The Keene City Clerk 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 by clicking on the link below.  An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, Mastercard®, or Visa®.

Other internet vendors are not authorized by the Keene City Clerk and may charge additional fees without providing approved services.  Neither the Keene City Clerk nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to venders other than VitalChek.

Online Requests via VitalChek