Vital Records (Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates)

If you are getting married, you will need to apply for a marriage license. Please click here for information on how to apply for a marriage license.

If you need a copy of your existing Marriage License, Birth Certificate or Death Certificate, see the information below

Requesting copies of vital records:

Vital Records are confidential records and can be requested by completing a form by qualified persons only. Qualified persons are:

  • The person whose record is recorded
  • His or her issue (Child, Child’s Child, etc.)
  • Parent or Guardian (must show original proof for Guardianship)
  • Spouse (or Legally Registered Partner)
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling

Others in conduct of their official duties: Attorneys, Title Examiners, Members of Legally Incorporated Genealogical Societies, Funeral Directors (Death records only), Informant listed on Death Record, Court Order.

Where to go to get certified copies:

Certified copies of Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates can be requested at the Town Clerk’s Department and are issued after you complete a request form.

To request copies, you will need to bring with you:

  • Valid, non-expired Government Issued ID (Driver’s License or other Government issued picture ID)
  • Cash or check
  • Price for Copies:
  • Walk in 1st copy: $22, walk in additional copy $18

For out of State requests:

To request copies of Vital Records if you live out of State, send the following items below to the Town Clerk’s Department to:

Johnston Town Hall
Attn: Town Clerk’s Department
1385 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Photocopy of your Driver’s License or other current non-expired Government Issued Picture ID
Check in the amount of $25 for the first copy of a request and $18 for each additional copy for the same request at the time of the original request
Self- addressed stamped envelope
Print & complete one of the following forms below
Have your signature on the form notarized

Birth Certificate Request Form
Marriage or Civil Union Request Form
Death Certificate Request Form