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:
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:
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
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