Vital Record Request
Please Note: A valid picture ID is required in order to process your request. A legible photocopy of the applicant's government issue photo ID needs to be included with this request. In the absence of acceptable picture identification the applicant shall complete the form Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification
Notice: Vital record certificates are available for New Hampshire events only. Birth Certificates for births occurring outside Chester, NH are not available prior to 1935.
Notice: Vital record certificates are available for New Hampshire events only. Death Certificates for deaths occurring outside Chester, NH are not available prior to 1965.
Notice: Vital record certificates are available for New Hampshire events only. Certificates for Marriages occurring outside Chester, NH are not available prior to 1960.
Notice: Vital record certificates are available for New Hampshire events only. Certificates for Divorces occurring outside Chester, NH are only available for the years 1979 to within 6 months from the present search date.
Notice: The Decorative Non-Certified Heirloom Birth Certificate cannot be processed by your NH Municipality. To obtain this document visit here
Notice: The Non-Certified Pre-adoption Birth Record cannot be processed by your NH Municipality. To obtain this document visit here
Notice: Vital records will be shipped to the applicant's address only. Any person shall be guilty of a CLASS B Felony if he/she willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in an application for a certified copy of a vital record (RSA 5-C:9).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • All record requests are subject to locating and researching the record as well as printing and preparing the document for shipment. This process can take up to 2-3 business days and may affect the shipment dates.
  • Any record request that is researched by an agency is subject to incur fees, regardless of whether the document is produced, as the agency incurs fees from the State of NH for all research completed.
  • Processing time and shipment may be delayed until proper identification is received by the agency.
  • NH vital records are considered to be private and access to them is restricted by statute to those individuals who have a "direct and tangible interest" in the record. All vital record disclosure limitations can be reviewed in RSA 5-C:9.

Attention: A valid picture ID is required in order to process your request. A legible photocopy of the applicant's Government Issued photo ID needs to be included with your request. You may provide this ID in one of the following ways:
Mail: Elizabeth Lufkin, 84 Chester Street , Chester, NH, 03036
E-mail: elufkin@chesternh.org
Fax: 603-887-4334
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Fees
Certificate Fees: 0.00
EB2Gov Transaction Fees: 1.50
Shipping Fees: 0.00
Total Fees 0.00