Requesting Certified Copies
Effective July 12, 2010, the state law changed regarding access to vital records. In order for a person to obtain a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death record, the requestor must present proof of identification. They must also present proof of direct and legitimate interest in the record if they are acquiring a record other than their own record. Please review all allowable forms of identification and ways to establish eligibility according to this new regulation.
Requesting a Certified Copy
To request a certified copy of a marriage certificate, please complete a Marriage Certificate Order Form. You may also write or fax the City Clerk's Department a letter including the following information:
- Date of marriage
- Full name of the bride, including middle name
- Full name of the groom, including middle name
- Name and mailing address where we should send the certificate
- Number of certified copies you are ordering
To authorize someone else to obtain a certified marriage certificate for you, please complete an Authorization to Release a Vital Record Form.
The first certified copy is $15 and any subsequent certified copies requested at the same time, for the same record, are $6 per copy. Make the check or money order payable to "The City of Lewiston." Please note that the city also accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments. Both the payment and the application form and/or the letter of request may be mailed or faxed to the City Clerk's Department:
27 Pine St.
Lewiston, ME 04240-7297
Note: Please include a self-addressed stamped Number 10 (business size) envelope if mailing in your request.