Birth Certificates


You may purchase a certified copy of a birth record either in person or through the mail. The event had to have occurred in Portland.

To order a certified copy of this record through the mail please click here to print a request form or write us a letter including the following information:
  1. Full name on the record
  2. Date of birth
  3. Please include parents' names (with mother’s maiden name)
  4. If your name is not on the record, please call the City Clerk's office for guidance.* (*Documents are required to prove direct, legitimate interest)
  5. Photocopy of proof of identity
  6. Your name, mailing address and telephone number
  7. Number of copies ordering
  8. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Fees:


It is $15 for the first certified copy and $6 for each additional certified copy of the same record, ordered at the same time. Make checks payable to the City of Portland. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Mailing Address:
City Clerk's Office- Rm. 203
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 

​Death Certificates


You may purchase a certified copy of a death record either in person or through the mail. The event had to have occurred in Portland. And, you must show proof of a direct and legitimate interest in order to obtain this record. (Refer to the Eligibility Matrix.)

To order a certified copy of this record through the mail please click here to print a request form or write us a letter including the following information:

  1. Full name on the record
  2. Date of death
  3. Photocopy of proof of identity
  4. Your name, mailing address and telephone number
  5. Number of copies ordering
  6. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Fees:

It is $15 for the first certified copy and $6 for each additional certified copy of the same record, ordered at the same time. Make checks payable to the City of Portland. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Mailing Address: 
City Clerk's Office- Rm. 203
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 

​Marriage Certificates


You may purchase a certified copy of a marriage that was filed in Portland either in person or through the mail.

To order a certified copy of this record through the mail please click here to print a request form or write us a letter including the following information:

  1. Full name(s) on the record
  2. Date of marriage
  3. Photocopy of proof of identity
  4. Your name, mailing address and telephone number
  5. Number of copies ordering
  6. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

​Fees:


It is $15 for the first certified copy and $6 for each additional certified copy of the same record, ordered at the same time. Make checks payable to the City of Portland. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Mailing Address: 
City Clerk's Office- Rm. 203
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101