How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Maine
When applying to school, the military or for some jobs, you might need a copy of your birth certificate to validate your identity, age or citizenship.
If you were born in Maine, the process for obtaining a copy of your birth certificate is very quick and easy.
The office of Vital Records in Maine handles all birth records and has been keeping them since 1892. You may contact them in three ways to get a copy of any vital record you need; in person, by mail or online.
You can get a copy only if you are the person listed in the record or related to them by marriage or lineage. A legal representative or genealogist can also obtain a copy with proper authorization.
You will first need to download a complete a copy of the application.
Then will need the following information for your application:
- Full name of the person on the record.
- Date of birth.
- City of birth.
- Mother’s full name.
- Father’s full name.
- Your relationship to the person named on the birth record.
- Your phone number.
If you wish to visit them in person, you can do so by going to 220 Capitol Street in Augusta, Maine, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you order your copy by mail, you will need to include a copy of your valid, photo ID such as driver’s license, military ID or passport. You can send your completed application along with the fees to:
11 State House Station, 220 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
You will need to pay a $15 non-refundable fee for each copy you request. Checks and money orders must be made out to Treasurer - State of Maine.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker.